Not all of us connect to the stars and stripes on a patriotic level. Charity is an African American woman in her late twenties who grew up in both Mississippi and Madison. While in the south, she was confronted by the country’s Civil War history via the Confederate flag. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Charity tells contributor gianofer fields about how her opinion of the Flag differs from her sister’s.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Despite her experiences south of Illinois, Charity decided to move back down South.
Image: Close-up of the “Flag of Faces” exhibit at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum featuring the faces of immigrants. Photo by Ludovic Bertron. “The American Flag of Faces™” is produced by ESI Design and Artgig Studio. Information about the people pictured can found here.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio.