NAACP leaders will push Confederate flag issue
To some, the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of heritage, honoring those who fought for the Confederate forces during the Civil War. But to others, it's a symbol of slavery.
On Martin Luter King JR. Day, 20,000 people ralleyed to protest the appearence of the Confederate Flag.
"We are determined to bring that flag down," said Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO of the NAACP, in a statement. "It represents one of the most reprehensible aspects of American history."
The NAACP is so determined to bring that flag down, that they promised to continue a tourism boycott in January 2000.
Opponents of the flag say it is a symbol of slavery, while defenders say it is a symbol of southern heritage, honoring those who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The result of the protest in 2000 was a compromise involving the removal of the flag from the capitol dome in South Carolina.
And so, here we are, 8 years later, still debating this whole thing. As Mentioned the NAACP say this flag is a symbol of slavery and racism.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has continued a boycott of the state.