This is a rebroadcast of an interview Professor Ed Ayers did in 2008 with Frank Earnest, who then was the SCV’s chief of heritage. I was glad to hear Professor Ayers stop Mr. Earnest in mid-falsehood when he brought up the mythology of black confederate soldiers, although that didn’t stop Mr. Earnest from other false claims. such as the ridiculous lie that confederate veterans are the same as American veterans. But I suppose if we stop the SCV from making any false claims they won’t have anything to say.
You can listen to the show here.