Confederate Rebel Flag Instagram Photo by Chapel Hill Students

The talk of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is the Rebel Flag Instagram photo that was shared by an East Chapel Hill student. Below is the Instagram photo posted with the caption “South will rise” at the Gettysburg National Battlefield.


This particular photo has been removed from Instagram but there were a few screen captures that were taken. Here is one of them:


When the news in Chapel Hill (WRAL) came on they mentioned that a student shared an inappropriate photo on a popular social media website. I immediately knew that it was going to be on Instagram. Unfortunately, it does not look like anyone has covered this news story on the web. If you know any information about the photo or what has happened to the high school student that uploaded the photo please feel free to comment below.

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Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony

Every weekend somewhere in the U.S., people gather to re-enact the Civil War. Half of the participants at these events represent the Confederacy and the other half represent the Union, with the Confederate actors flying the Confederate flag. I’ve never heard nor read any complaints about these re-enactments. The context of this photo is that the students were on a trip as part of their studies about the Civil War. They were re-enacting the North Carolina’s regiment’s participation in a famous battle known as “Pickett’s Charge.” They posted a photo of this re-enactment. How is this any different from the… Read more »

Bryant Henderson
Bryant Henderson

As a retired public school teacher (among the several subjects that I taught were Civics & Government and US History), my first response to this story was a series of questions, “Who is the teacher in charge of this trip? How were these students prepared for this trip? How many students are on this trip? Who are the other adults in supervisory roles?” Obviously, a lot of time and money would have been necessary to make an opportunity like this available for students. An overnight/out-of-state trip typically requires extensive paperwork and expressed written consent by the local school board. Based… Read more »

theatres de paris

I’ve been recently thinking the similar factor myself recently. Happy to see a person on the same wavelength! Nice article.