Confederate flag at old NC Capitol raises ire
AP Story by Michael Biesecker
RALEIGH, N.C. —
A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is raising concern with civil rights leaders.
The flag was raised inside the House chamber last week as part of an historical display intended to replicate how the antebellum building appeared in 1863...
North Carolina NAACP president Rev. William Barber was shocked Friday when he was shown a photo of the flag by The Associated Press.
"He is right that it has a historical context," Barber said. "But what is that history? The history of racism. The history of lynchings. The history of death. The history of slavery. If you say that shouldn't be offensive, then either you don't know the history, or you are denying the history..."
I knew we were under GOP occupation in Raleigh, but I did not know they had seriously unfurled the Confederate Battle Flag already!