Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Heritage Attack: Flag in North Carolina's Old Capitol Comes Down-- Part 1

From the March 31, 2013, Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus  "Confederate flag at old capitol coming down: The Rev. William Barber says flag is history, but history of racism is offensive" by Michael Biesecker, AP.

A Confederate flag was hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, but it is now being taken down because of protests from civil rights people.

The decision was announced Friday, just hours after an AP story about it.  State officials said it was to replicate how the building looked in 1863.  The flag was to hang there until April 2015, the 150th anniversary of the capture of Raleigh by Union troops.

The exhibit, then was to be temporary and now will probably be moved across the street to the NC Museum of History.  Of course, the same people will again protest it for the same reasons.

So, it will have to be moved again.

Getting Ridiculous.  --Old Secesh

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