New sneaker of Nike is featuring the “Betsy Ross” American flag, which features 13 stars in a circle for the original 13 states, is hesitantly distributing this week.
The decision came after Colin Kaepernick (earlier NFL player and activist) criticized that the flag was a resemblance to the period when protuberant Americans held slaves, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In American history the most renowned dressmaker comes back around for another 15 minutes of fame, it’s worth dusting off a history book to see what’s trailing the flag that was stitched into the new line of shoes.
The first American flag is stitched by Betsy Ross at the request of Gen. George Washington.
In an interview with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Marc Leepson, writer of “Flag: An American Biography,” claimed that the story is more myth than authenticity.
“Every historical study has come to the same conclusion,” he said. “There’s no good historical evidence that she did. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t. There’s simply a lack of documentation. Most historians believe the story is apocryphal.”
On what would become Flag Day, June 14, 1777, Congress passed a law calling for single American flag to replace the various standards flying at the time. “Resolved. That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternating red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”