It's like you're pretending the wild-ass **** that was going down all over the South to keep Apartheid in place and deny equal rights to blacks wasn't happening at that time --
Or the dogs weren't sicked on Civil Rights marchers
Or the Freedom Riders we're getting their heads bashed in
Or that Emmitt Till was just an anomoly
Or that Selma didn't happen
Or that Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever! wasn't the rallying cry for millions of Southerns
Or that institutionalized White Supremacy didn't rule the day, and the South was bound and determined to keep it that way.
Only someone who ignores alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllllll that (plus much more) could say the placement then was just a benign toss to the Confederate slave-holding Centennial.
Here's something else: The centennial ended in 1961. It's still flying.