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Former Confederate Capital Voting to Ban Confederate Flag

Danville, Virginia, was the capital of the Confederacy for eight days in April 1865, a fact Danville residents may put behind them on August 6 when the City Council convenes to consider banning Confederate flags from all of its city-owned flagpoles.

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Hundreds Rally to Support Confederate Flag at Stone Mountain Memorial

On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag. It is interesting to note that the location for this rally. Stone Mountain itself has been targeted in the anti-Confederate hysteria that began sweeping the certain parts of the country following the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June.

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NAACP: Remove Confederate Flag from Alabama Troopers’ Cars, Uniforms

On June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery. On July 13, the Huntsville, Alabama, chapter of the NAACP said the Confederate battle flag worn by every Alabama state trooper and emblazoned on every trooper’s vehicle needs to go away, as well.

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CA Bill Could Strip All Confederate Names, Including Fort Bragg

In the wake of the anti-Confederate hysteria that swept the country following the heinous June 17 attack on a black church in Charleston that killed 9, California state senator Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) has put forward a bill to ban the use of Confederate names for “schools, buildings and other public facilities.”

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The Confederate Flag and a Proxy War on History

On June 17, reports emerged that Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Roof obtained his gun “legally,” so calls for gun control have largely fallen on deaf ears. But a photo of Roof posing with a Confederate battle flag has managed to become the impetus for a cause célèbre to banish the Confederate battle flag from public view.

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