News

Actions

Yearbook photo shows District Attorney posing with giant confederate flag

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WTVF.png
Posted at 9:27 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 22:27:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A photo from a 1982 yearbook shows District Attorney General Glenn Funk posing with a giant confederate flag alongside his fraternity brothers.

Funk said he felt "compelled to disclose" the information after a photo of Governor Bill Lee surfaced. The yearbook photo shows Lee dressed as a confederate soldier at a Kappa Alpha fraternity event during his college years at Auburn University.

Funk sent NewsChannel5 the following statement:

Last week, I read media reports that Governor Bill Lee was a KA at Auburn in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Given the attention given to this fact, I feel compelled to disclose that when I was in college at Wake Forest 37 years ago, I was also a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. I went back and looked through my college annuals. In 1982, my picture appeared in a group photo in the yearbook with the Confederate flag prominently displayed. I was wrong to participate in divisive and hurtful behavior. I apologize for the hurt caused then and now.