The horror of the Orangeburg Massacre and lack of attention it received provide context for when the Confederate Battle flag was first raised over the South Carolina State House. Efforts throughout history to remove the flag from the grounds are explored. Nine days after the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama delivers a memorable eulogy; two weeks later, the flag is removed.
Through interviews, archival footage and photographs, the Confederate Battle flag’s history, meaning and impact are examined. From its creation and adoption during the American Civil War to its resurrection over the South Carolina State House in 1961. And, finally, to its use as a symbol by Dylann Roof who killed nine Black parishioners at Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015.