Remove Confederate Battle Flag from SC State Capital Building
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During the American Civil War, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union.
In 1861 during the American Civil War this flag was chosen as the Confederate Battle Flag. It is also known as the ‘Battle Flag of Northern Virginia’, the ‘Southern Cross’ and the ‘Rebel Flag’. During the Civil War this flag was used by Confederate Soldiers to claim territory.
To those who had generations of their ancestors in captivity this flag symbolizes Slavery, Jim Crow, death, death by lynching, unequal justice, segregation. The lists of offenses are long.
In 1962 South Carolina adopted this symbol of the Confederacy to show their defiance against Black Americans fight for equal rights and justice. The flag flies on the grounds of SC State Capital building in Columbia SC. This flag needs to be removed from any state, federal, public or government municipality. It sends a message of hate to those who are most affected by past and present racism.
We the undersigned call on South Carolina State Legislature to remove this flag.
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