Some worry NAACP’s policy will hamper sharing of black history during Civil War remembrance





Joe McGill can’t get enough exposure to South Carolina’s black history, which is why he occasionally spends nights in slave cabins and re-enacts in a Civil War uniform.

And with the 150th anniversary of the war approaching, he’s ready to promote those stories whenever he can.

“We’ve just got to press on and tell the story as we know it,” said McGill, who is black and works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

But with the state’s Civil War remembrance set to kick off in December, some leaders are concerned over how the NAACP’s travel and tourism boycott over the Confederate flag could affect the effort to link audiences with the stories of African-American contributions....


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