The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in Columbia

NAACP votes to end boycott of South Carolina over Confederate flag

The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in ColumbiaThe resolution was approved during the NAACP’s annual convention in Philadelphia. South Carolina removed the flag on Friday to chants of “USA, USA!,” after three weeks of emotional debate over the banner, a symbol of slavery and racism to many, but of Southern heritage and pride to others. The Confederate flag was raised atop the South Carolina State House dome in 1961 as part of centennial commemorations of the American Civil War.

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