A Shreveport educator has been elected national head of Sons of Confederate Veterans
The above mug shot was taken from this article. The educator, and I use that term lightly, pictured is Charles “Chuck” McMichael of Shreveport, La. and is now the new head of the largest Confederate “Heritage” Organization in the country…The SCV.
I know that as your read those questions you already know the answer just as much as I did when I wrote them. I fear that this “southern perspective” will be a continuation of the Lost Cause Mythology that this country is now beginning to shake off. I have already heard of showings of “Gone with the Wind” in some southern towns…but maybe this is just typical and not connected with anything but nostalgia. I wonder how soon we will see special showings of “Birth of a Nations”?…maybe at the White House again!
Also, on a more personal note – as a teacher myself, I would love to be a fly on the wall of Mr. McMichael’s classroom. If you ever wonder how or why the myth of the lost cause continues to permeate our nation’s character, it is because of teachers like Mr. McMichael. Could being a teacher and the CIC of the SCV be a conflict of interest?