Confederate anthem 'Dixie' played during July 4 fireworks 'not deliberately picked,' official says
Officers from a suburban New York city say taking part in a track referred to as the Civil Struggle’s unofficial Accomplice anthem at a town-sponsored Fourth of July birthday party was once an oversight.
Clarkstown The city Manager George Hoehmann tells The Magazine Information that “Dixie” ”was once now not intentionally picked” for the fireworks show.
“Dixie” celebrates existence within the outdated South and originated in blackface minstrel displays. It was once a part of a medley of patriotic songs by means of nation superstar Lee Greenwood that accompanied the fireworks.
Valerie Mathews says she attended the display and was once surprised to listen to “Dixie.” She says the track celebrates “when African-American citizens have been enslaved.”
Hoehmann says the parks and game worker who selected the track was once blind to its ancient context.
Clarkstown is ready 35 miles north of New York Town.