Posted by Bill Morris on 09/07 at 07:24 PM | #
Terrific article, terrific story. Why, oh why, do we forfeit good things from the past?
Posted by Doug Allen on 09/06 at 04:30 PM | #
Oh yes, how I remember those days..as a member of the Ole Miss Marching band as a Rebelette, I use to get chill bumps as we marched onto the field playing Dixie...at one time, we had a huge Confederate Flag which we marched under...this was back in the '50's when the band wore Confederate uniforms..of course all of that is gone now and what a shame. Those were the days..but it has all changed now and the white folks are in the stands as they watch 95% black teams play football. No discrimination there (smile). It is what it is and we have unfortunately accepted it...at least the younger generation has...I am in my 70's now and very sad what has happened to this beloved Nation and the school systems.
Thanks for the memories
Posted by Beryl Jones on 09/06 at 12:47 PM | #
Just a note to tell you we LOVE the history lessons from Cal Johnson. Every article he writes gets forwarded far and wide, and yes, to a lot of Yankees as well. Keep em comin', he's a great southern writer.
Posted by K and L Nelson on 09/06 at 12:35 AM | #
Thank you for telling it like it is to save America!
Posted by Frank Miller on 09/06 at 12:34 AM | #
Good website : fightmusic.com. You can get band music from your favorite schools, SEC, ACC, many others, many songs. The great Ole Miss band has several versions of (gasp!) Dixie. Is it still legal to play that fine song ? My old school U. of Georgia is there. SaveOleMiss.com : informative site. Colonel Reb is a longtime tradition, a familiar and inoffensive mascot, removed by gutless school administrators. Stop buying tickets and they will get the message. I used to be a season ticket holder at Georgia years back. CanadaFreePress.com is super, always a go-to site. I tell all to check it out.
Posted by Marshall Miller on 09/05 at 06:08 AM | #
Would not surprise me in the least if some radical group pushed the US government to go after the Arkansas State Flag.
Posted by Miz on 09/04 at 07:57 PM | #
And Vernon, yes my 'experience' does have credence as people who vote for Obama have the same entitlistic attitudes (Obama's going to pay for my gas and my mortgage) ......as the blacks who 'assumed' they'd be appointed to the 'cheer leading team of their choice'. Nice 'try' though...
Posted by debrarae on 09/04 at 07:12 PM | #
Football, Cheerleaders and the Band Played Dixie
Posted by Calvin E. Johnson Jr. on Sep 4, 2011 at 07:33 PM
Dixie is a song for all people of all races and backgrounds. Let the band play Dixie!
Do you remember the crisp-cool autumn days of high school and college football when….
The Ole Miss Cheerleaders and school Mascot Colonel Reb lifted the spirit of fans who waved Confederate flags and cheered to the band playing Dixie? Today, however, Colonel Reb has been replaced and flag waving discouraged. Some call for sensitivity and understanding toward some people but apparently this respect does not apply toward Southern-Americans who love God and are proud of the old traditions of their native South land of which many books and movies are written.More...
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