Richard Barrett: Speech at University of Mississippi
Posted: October 30, 2003
Barrett spoke outside at the University of Mississippi against the university's plan to stop using "Colonel Reb," a caricature of a Southern plantation owner, as its mascot. "We want Colonel Reb in," Barrett said. "We want the Confederate flag back in. We want 'Dixie' in." More than 200 counterprotestors stood with their backs to Barrett, many wearing shirts that said "Turn Your Back on Hate." Barrett's Web site later claimed that an online forum affiliated with local newspapers had called for violence against him, but none was reported.