Members of a local branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans include (from left) founder James “Spike” Speicher of Shawnee, Walt McKenzie of Lenexa, Lane Smith of Overland Park and Jacob Mirocke of Shawnee.
Members of a local branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans include (from left) founder James “Spike” Speicher of Shawnee, Walt McKenzie of Lenexa, Lane Smith of Overland Park and Jacob Mirocke of Shawnee. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
Members of a local branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans include (from left) founder James “Spike” Speicher of Shawnee, Walt McKenzie of Lenexa, Lane Smith of Overland Park and Jacob Mirocke of Shawnee. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

Sons of Confederate Veterans say they’re preserving history, not racism

October 11, 2015 02:00 AM