SC: Dance, protests mark 150th anniversary of secession

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December 20, 2010
MSNBC    
Posted in LAND News, News

"The memory of the Civil War collided with modern-day civil rights Monday as protesters targeted a 'Secession Ball,' commemorating South Carolina's decision exactly 150 years ago to secede from the United States of America. ... NAACP leaders said it made no sense to hold a gala to honor men who committed treason against their own nation for the sake of a system that kept black men and women in bondage as slaves. They compared Confederate leaders to terrorists and Nazi soldiers. ... But organizers of the ball said it had nothing to do with celebrating slavery." (12/20/10)

 

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