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Thursday, July 9, 2015

South Carolina to banish Confederate flag

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 6:34 AM

click to enlarge NOT EVEN PAST: A school crisis photo by AP was chosen to illustrate article a half-century later on the continuing Rebel flag controversy.
  • NOT EVEN PAST: A school crisis photo by AP was chosen to illustrate article a half-century later on the continuing Rebel flag controversy.
Early this morning, the South Carolina House completed the second of two readings of the legislation to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds and put it in a museum. The vote was 94-20. The governor is expected to sign the bill quickly and the flag is to be gone in 24 hours.

Thus ends racial division in the South.


Speaking of the Confederate flag: Some interesting thoughts on it in a New York Times magazine article by Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers, a piece illustrated by a photo of a teen holding a Rebel flag outside Little Rock Central High during the 1957 desegregation fight.

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