publication date: Monday, August 17, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Controversy

clue: When history doesn't dispense with old symbols fast enough, sometimes you have to climb a flagpole and do it yourself.

explanation: In July 2015, Newsome was a filmmaker and activist who climbed the flagpole outside the South Carolina state house and removed the Confederate flag, as the state legislature debated permanently removing it. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Stan Iwanchuk


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