Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols. The school last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said “You are my slave.” Davis says she wants Cobb County school officials to understand the pain that caused her son. She also wants the school to stop the annual Civil War dress-up day.
Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols. The school last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said “You are my slave.” Davis says she wants Cobb County school officials to understand the pain that caused her son. She also wants the school to stop the annual Civil War dress-up day. David Goldman AP
Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols. The school last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said “You are my slave.” Davis says she wants Cobb County school officials to understand the pain that caused her son. She also wants the school to stop the annual Civil War dress-up day. David Goldman AP

‘You are my slave.’ Civil War Day at school sparks mom’s ire

October 16, 2017 06:00 AM