Skip to comments.Confederate Flag (Prom Dress) UPDATE
Posted on 12/20/2004 3:09:38 PM PST by DixieOklahoma
SCV supports Jaqueline Duty Confederate Prom Dress Lawsuit to be filed in Federal court in Lexington, KY
Press Release - December 17, 2004 - For Immediate Release
This past May Jacqueline Duty, an attractive honor student in Russell, Kentucky, prepared to attend prom night wearing a special dress she had designed herself. It was a classically cut strapless sheath, ankle-length with a shallow slit on one side, and sewn completely out of beaded sequins. And it tastefully incorporated a symbol of her Southern heritage; a Confederate Battle Flag turned upwards so that the starry blue arms of the St. Andrews Cross appeared to lay across the dress as a sash would.
What was supposed to be a most special night turned to horror, though, as her civil rights were grossly violated by the school principal, who prevented Jacqueline from even getting out of her car, yelled at her, threatened her and had police force her away simply for expressing pride in her Southern heritage.
Justice and equality for all includes Southerners, said Don Shelton, spokesman for the Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The support we provided for Castorina v. Madison County School Board helped make that point abundantly clear with the ruling made by the federal 6th circuit court. The support were providing for Jacqueline Duty should convince school systems that civil rights for Southern students is still a serious issue.
The Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans is offended by school administrators who think that Southern students dont have the same constitutional rights as others. The SCV is aware of a number of school situations in Kentucky where the civil rights of Southern students are being violated by fiat or policy. Our message to school administrators is to obey the law and respect the rights of all students or face the inevitable legal consequences. Our message to the students and parents is that help is available. For more information go to www.kyscv.org.
The suit will be filed 1 p.m. Monday, December 20th at the federal courthouse in Lexington, KY. There will be a press conference at that time on the courthouse steps.
For further information contact:
Don Shelton Kentucky Division, SCV Heritage Defense Chairman
This brings the total plaintiffs in the case to 3 I believe. The Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC), The Kentucky division Sons of Confederate Veterans, and of course the lovely lady wearing the dress in question
Some of the outfits were hilarious. I deleted it soon after I received it, but if any one still has it, they should post some of those as an example of very poor fashion tastes.
There is a bit of a fad to make prom outfits completely out of duct tape. I know someone who had the whole getup, shoes, wallet, hat, everything hand made from duct tape. Sort of odd.
Cool. I have a Battle Flag jacket that I haven't worn in a couple years. Probably won't wear it again until I can strap on a pistol, too.
Is that her date? Looks like he flunked a few grades.
I'm really not sure why a battle flag would make a good design for a prom dress. Couldn't you wear the Bonnie Blue Flag or something instead?
If she needs more legal help, the Rutherford Institute will go to court for her to defend her rights.
I remember reading somewhere that it is against protocol to wear the US flag as a garment - wonder if this applies to other flags as well? I too am curious if that gentelman is her date or her father perhaps?
The Company that makes Duct Tape sponsors a contest. The students with the best "Tape Outfit" receive scholarships for college.
You dont have to be sure, The Lady wearing it was , and its her right. I hope she wins.
bump for later read
We'll get to see if the principal and the school district are related to Timex, 'cause they are going to take a lick'n.
Not only that, but he is only a corporal. If he is going to pretend to be an enlisted man, he might as well be a pretend Sergent.
Kind of reminds me: How come Kadafi never made General?
1. The lady, while a talented seamstress, is foolish to think something like this wouldn't happen. If she didn't, then her parents should have known.
2. People getting upset over the battle flag show their ignorance of history and what the "Stars and Bars" represents. I'd bet if she made a dress to match the Confederate States' flag, 9 out of 10 people would have no clue what it is; including the idiot of a principal.
There is actually a contest for scholarship money. A couple of my former students have entered the competition. I've seen photos of some of the duct taped formal wear. Many of them were nicer (and covered more skin) than some of the clothing (or lack thereof) I've seen at proms lately.
...wife of Crawdad
Same face ... bet it's her dad.
This dress appears to be made to resemble the Confederate Battle Flag, not the Stars & Bars.
Here's a link that shows the difference.
oh but she would be branded as a race baiter if she did that.
i love the stars and bars. but not as much as the stars and stripes. if the "african american" community can honor their heratage, why cant any other group. i am a missourian against slavery but since the emancipation proclomation only effected southern states to divide and create tension
to the south i can't totally disregard the feelings of the old south. let them be proud of their Roots.
to heck with the P.C. crowd we do not have slavery anymore .
its time to GIT OVER IT! P.S. I OWE YOU NOTHIN, but the respect i would give anyone else i meet.
now being irish someone please pay me for the injustice my great great grand daddy had to indure.