Old South Parades
Old South Parades were around on The University of Alabama's campus from 1949-2010. These parades consisted of members dressing in Confederate soldier clothing, antebellum style dresses and carrying Confederate flags with them. Inspired by the movie Gone With the Wind, the Old South Parades were started by Kappa Alpha fraternity as a way to commemorate their founders. They were eventually banned in 2010 after an incident involving Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black sorority, which involved the parade being stopped in front of the sorority's house while members were celebrating it's 35th anniversary.
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