“Confederate flag: Symbol of hate or heritage? BBC News”

For many the emblem of racism and hatred dating back to the American Civil War150 years ago. Several photographs have emerged of the gunman, Dylann Roof, holding it before he went on his murderous shooting spree. President Obama says the Confederate flag belongs in a museum…yet just 180km away from the scene of the shootings… at the state house in Columbia, the Confederate Flag still flies. But what does the flag really stand for? Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American studies at East Anglia University spoke to Victoria Derbyshire

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