South Carolina's Confederate Flag Relegated to State's Past

South Carolina's symbol of heritage to the secessionist South is being relegated to the state's past.
On Thursday Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law which will confine the Confederate Flag flying over the Capitol grounds to the state's relic room.
The banner, now a symbol of many fixtures, first moved from the Capitol dome to a flagpole on the Statehouse grounds more than 50 years ago during the civil rights movement.
Compelled to action by the heinous slaughter of innocent African Americans at a bible study last month, South Carolina is the first South state to pass such legislation.
For the prideful South, South Carolina may provide a similar polarizing effect in laying to rest the heritage of secession, as their act of secession ignited the Civil War at Fort Sumter in 1861.
Haley said before signing the bill. "we will bring it down with dignity and we will make sure it is stored in its rightful place."



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