Arts and the Confederate Flag: Ed Madden’s Evocative Poem “When we’re told we’ll never understand”

On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, thousands of impassioned South Carolinians gathered on their statehouse grounds to peacefully stand shoulder to shoulder and speak truth to power. Three days earlier, a disturbed young man, one of our own, walked into a place of solace in our sister city, shattered its peace, and stole the lives of nine Black innocents. In its illness (sane people don’t commit these kinds of atrocities) and confusion (insane people... Read More