By John Andrew Prime • firstname.lastname@example.org • July 27, 2008
A Shreveport educator has been elected national head of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Charles "Chuck" McMichael, 51, was elected by acclamation July 19 at the heritage society's 113th national reunion in Mount Pleasant, N.C. The group is the nation's largest Confederate heritage organization, with more than 30,000 members throughout the United States and some foreign countries. His term of office is two years.
"I am honored and gratified by the trust that my compatriots have put in me," said McMichael, a 20-year veteran high school history and civics teacher in Caddo Parish schools.