January 25, 2011 10:34:00 AM
JACKSON - The state of Mississippi will offer a different license plate each of the next five years to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
The tags are sponsored by the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The 2011 SCV license plate will feature Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis'' last home, located in Biloxi.
Officials say there will be a Battle of Corinth design for 2012, Siege of Vicksburg design for 2013, General Nathan B. Forrest design for 2014 and Confederate veterans tribute in 2015.
The revenues collected on SCV plates go to the preservation of original Confederate battle flags in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Archive and History and to the restoration of Beauvoir.
milkthatcow commented at 1/25/2011 10:53:00 AM:
Mississippi, last in the nation on so many things still spends it's money on remembering a war they lost instead of putting it into education or industrial development. Way to live up to the stereotypes guys!
msmudcat commented at 1/25/2011 4:37:00 PM:
To milkthatcow, Well, it's like the late great George C. Wallace, governor of Alabama once said, "The Civil War is all a part of our American Heritage, and anybody who don't like it, don't like America!" You must be a pointy-headed liberal as Wallace used to refer to!
plasticdeath commented at 1/25/2011 4:47:00 PM:
Well, the war between the states aside. I really don't see how you can rationalize putting Nathan Bedford Forrest on the license plates of all Mississippian vehicles in that year, given the fact that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, allegedly a high ranking member. Also, Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the country. Putting this man on our license plates essentially tells a third of the population where they stand, and its not very high. Ridiculous, just ridiculous. I really want to know who was in charge of this. This person deserves the media flogging that will be coming, not us, plain old everyday white and black Mississippians who are just trying to get by and not engage in this form of passive aggressive good ole boy type of racism. I am just flabbergasted.
burdine commented at 1/25/2011 5:00:00 PM:
No one will be required to buy one. Read the article before you comment.
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