Jul 31, 2015, 0:59
Devin Burghart

Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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Pro-Confederate battle flag rallies, like the one pictured above, are scheduled this weekend.

Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Scheduled this Weekend


Over the weekend when most Americans celebrate the founding of the United States, some activists have decided to show support for the flag of those who sought to split this country apart to defend the institution of slavery. As of the morning of July 3, the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) has documented plans for at least 46 pro-Confederate flag rallies, 40 of them set to take place over the holiday weekend (see map and chart below).

Top From Left: Reps. Hill, Chumley, Gambrell, Gagnon, and Sen. Verdin.

Meet the SC Tea Party Legislators Opposed to Removing the Confederate Flag


The Post and Courier of Charleston has been canvassing every lawmaker in South Carolina to find out where they stand on removing the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse ground. Their research found eleven state legislators expressing outright opposition to taking down the Confederate battle flag - nine members of the South Carolina House of Representatives and two members of the state Senate.

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan 2013 Rally in Memphis.

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to Protest Confederate Flag Removal


Following the brutality of Charleston church massacre, the continued presence of the Confederate battle flag over the South Carolina Statehouse ignited a national discussion about racism. Now, a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan faction has inserted itself into the already volatile mix.