The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has been dropped from a Washington D.C. visitors guide because of its logo that includes the confederate battle flag. The museum stands by the logo, which depicts the union and confederate flags joined together by a caduceus symbol. But in the current racial and political climate where even the Museum of the Confederacy avoids displaying the confederate flag without context, blogger and historian Kevin Levin argues that the visitors guide Destination D.C. is right to be concerned and the burden falls on the museum to justify their continued use of the logo.
- Confederate Flag is continuining to be an issue and is outdated
- Ad featuring Confederate flag is problematic
- The Confederate flag is an issue even in modern terms.
“The producers of Destination DC – a visitors guide for the nation’s capital that features ads for many area historic sites – recently dropped the National Museum of Civil War Museum because of its logo, which features the Confederate battle flag.”