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Reconstructing AppalachiaThe Civil War's Aftermath$
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Andrew L. Slap and Andrew L. Slap

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125817

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.001.0001

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Civil War Memory in Eastern Kentucky Is “Predominately White”

Civil War Memory in Eastern Kentucky Is “Predominately White”

The Confederate Flag in Unionist Appalachia

(p.349) Chapter 13 Civil War Memory in Eastern Kentucky Is “Predominately White”
Reconstructing Appalachia

Anne E Marshall

University Press of Kentucky

Jacqueline Duty, a defiant-looking teenager from Greenup Country, Kentucky, stood outside the federal courthouse in Lexington on a cold December day in 2004. She was wearing a strapless dress emblazoned from bust to toe with red, blue, and silver sequins in the shape of a Confederate battle flag. Duty, who did not have another dress to wear, decided to wear the dress and go anyway, and in doing so launched a chain of events that resulted in her filing suit against the Russell independent school district for violating her First Amendment rights to free speech and her right to “celebrate her heritage.” Duty's prom dress drama is one of several high-profile incidents involving Confederate symbolism to come out of eastern Kentucky in recent years.

Keywords:   Jacqueline Duty, Lexington, Russell, heritage, symbolism

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