Tough 2 ply nylon outdoor. Georgia Flag – 1956-2001.
Sometimes called Georgia Battle Flag,
This Georgia Flag was adopted in 1956. It had a Confederate Battle Flag on half of it. Some people did not like this because of its use for racists groups. The Georgia Flag was repealed in 2001. One city, Trenton, Georgia, adopted it as its city flag.
Georgia Confederates used the Confederate Battle Flag for combat.
Before 1879, the state lacked an official state flag, though an 1861 law (during the American Civil War) required that militia units deployed outside the state be provided with regimental flags including the state coat of arms and the name of the regiment. The state code gave no information about colors. One city, Trenton, Georgia, adopted it as its city flag.
The 1956 flag: The Georgia state flag was changed Feb. 13, 1956, incorporating a Confederate battle emblem into the design, as a response to the Supreme Court rulings on desegregating schools. The original 1956 caption for this photo reads “Two Georgia Democrats, at left, Frank Etheridge and Judge Gus Roan, present a new state flag to Republicans Ray Spitler and W.B. Shartzer to take to the GOP national convention at San Francisco. Shartzer promised to display the banner with its Confederate symbol.”