MORAL MONDAYS at SU
#BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University
Why and what is a symbolic burning of a confederate flag? This year the United States will
celebrate the 155th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, April 12, 1861–May 9,
1865 (by declaration). This symbolic burning is a recognition of this monumental event in our nation’s history, an honoring of the millions of United States citizens who suffered under the American institution of slavery, and a historical reminder of the Civil War’s connection to the American Civil Rights and #BlackLivesMatter movement. The ceremony includes readings, prayers and words honoring those who suffered under the institution of slavery and a ceremonial burning of the symbolic flag in a fire ring used for controlled burns. Note, no actual confederate flag burned, it will be “100 percent white cotton cloth” panels representing the Southern states. Public Safety will provide a fire ring, fire extinguisher, and safety presence.
12:15 – 12:50pm
Flag Pole / 11th Avenue Pedestrian Mall
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