Georgia Flag

*CORRECTION: Judge Orinda Evans is white woman. I mistakenly identified her as Black in this episode.*

This week, we’re talking about the history Georgia’s state flag, from the beginning of the colony through the present. Our state did not have an official state flag until 1879, and the design was taken from the first flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”). The Battle Flag (“St. Andrew’s Cross”) was added in 1956, in retaliation of federal orders to desegregate schools.

When Roy Barnes successfully changed the state flag in 2001, it cost him re-election, and Sonny Perdue did a little ‘bait and switch’ that outraged flag supporters.

Roy Barnes on Marietta Stories

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