N.C. celebrates confederate flag
North Carolina marks Confederate Flag Day with a salute to the flag and the heritage many defenders of the flag say it represents.
Not everyone wants the heritage to be remembered as something to be proud of, though.
The Charlotte News & Observer reports hundreds crowded the state House chamber Saturday, sang "Dixie" and saluted the flag -- along with a Civil War-era state flag and the current U.S. flag.
The event -- which the newspaper described as all-white -- was sponsored by the N.C. Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Many Americans, black and white, see a link between the confederate flag and a pro-slavery, Jim Crow, white supremacy attitude, the newspaper said, but the flag is still honored in the south.
University of South Carolina history professor Clyde Wilson said the response to the confederate flag is only a mask for a hatred for the South.
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John J Capozucca - 3/9/2006
Who would one expect at an event sponsored by the N.C. Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans who are celebrating the confederate flag--the NAACP? Is a politically incorrect "all white event" a crime as implied? I celebrate the flag because of my heritage and nothing more. And all the fascist politically correct and absurd propaganda about how "many Americans...see a link between the Confederate flag and a pro-slavery, Jim Crow, white supremacy attitude..." will not change this fact.