Vermont high school rethinks Rebel nickname


Vermont high school rethinks Rebel nickname
 

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Inside the robin-egg blue binders of the 1966 South Burlington High School yearbook is a black-and-white photo of a cheerleader’s megaphone adorned with the Confederate battle flag. The yearbooks from that era contain numerous images of students posing with the flag.
Those yearbook photos settle any debate about the link between the school’s nickname, the Rebels, and the slave states that fought to secede from the Union during the Civil War. Though the school dropped the Confederate colonel as its mascot about 20 years ago, the name has remained.
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27 September 2015 in Hot News, Views: 25
Source: Usa Today
 


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