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April 13, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yielding to the pressure of protest marches and a growing national boycott, the South Carolina Senate acted Wednesday night to end the 38-year stalemate over the Confederate battle flag that flutters above the Statehouse dome. The vote in the state Capitol in Columbia came 139 years to the day after Confederate forces shelled Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ignited the Civil War.
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April 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Wednesday that the Confederate flag "should be removed" from atop the South Carolina Statehouse and that he compromised his principles in not saying so earlier, when the question was a major issue during the state's Republican primary. Both McCain and George W. Bush, pressed before the primary to comment on the issue, said then it was up to South Carolinians to decide whether they thought the flag should be ordered down.
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April 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Wednesday that the Confederate flag "should be removed" from atop the South Carolina Statehouse and that he compromised his principles in not saying so earlier, when the question was a major issue during the state's Republican primary. Both McCain and George W. Bush, pressed before the primary to comment on the issue, said then it was up to South Carolinians to decide whether they thought the flag should be ordered down.
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April 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal that would remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's statehouse dome in Columbia faces an uphill battle in the state House, where most black lawmakers say they will vote against the bill. At least 24 of the 26 black members of the House feel that the bill passed by the Senate on Thursday doesn't go far enough, said House Minority Leader Gilda Cobb-Hunter.
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April 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal that would remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's statehouse dome in Columbia faces an uphill battle in the state House, where most black lawmakers say they will vote against the bill. At least 24 of the 26 black members of the House feel that the bill passed by the Senate on Thursday doesn't go far enough, said House Minority Leader Gilda Cobb-Hunter.
SPORTS
April 13, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Look closely when that Confederate flag comes down from the top of the South Carolina state capitol and you'll see the hands of sports figures tugging on the rope. They didn't do it by themselves, but members of the sports community from Lou Holtz to Serena Williams helped bolster the public outcry and economic backlash that led to the South Carolina Senate's vote Wednesday night to remove the flag. Next up is a procedural vote and a full reading in the State House.
NEWS
April 7, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With gaping holes in his sneakers, Joseph P. Riley Jr. trudged up the state Capitol steps Thursday, hoping for the removal of an icon of the Old South. But at the end of a five-day, 120-mile protest march, he looked up to see the Confederate flag still snapping in the wind. The 57-year-old Charleston mayor set out to pressure state legislators to lower the Rebel flag, which has flown above the Capitol since 1962.
NEWS
April 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
More than 600 people set out Sunday on a five-day, 120-mile protest march to Columbia to urge state lawmakers to move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome. "Take it down!" chanted some marchers. "The people of South Carolina--white and African American--want the flag to come down," said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who spearheaded the march.
SPORTS
April 13, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Look closely when that Confederate flag comes down from the top of the South Carolina state capitol and you'll see the hands of sports figures tugging on the rope. They didn't do it by themselves, but members of the sports community from Lou Holtz to Serena Williams helped bolster the public outcry and economic backlash that led to the South Carolina Senate's vote Wednesday night to remove the flag. Next up is a procedural vote and a full reading in the State House.
NEWS
April 13, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yielding to the pressure of protest marches and a growing national boycott, the South Carolina Senate acted Wednesday night to end the 38-year stalemate over the Confederate battle flag that flutters above the Statehouse dome. The vote in the state Capitol in Columbia came 139 years to the day after Confederate forces shelled Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ignited the Civil War.
NEWS
April 7, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With gaping holes in his sneakers, Joseph P. Riley Jr. trudged up the state Capitol steps Thursday, hoping for the removal of an icon of the Old South. But at the end of a five-day, 120-mile protest march, he looked up to see the Confederate flag still snapping in the wind. The 57-year-old Charleston mayor set out to pressure state legislators to lower the Rebel flag, which has flown above the Capitol since 1962.
NEWS
April 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
More than 600 people set out Sunday on a five-day, 120-mile protest march to Columbia to urge state lawmakers to move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome. "Take it down!" chanted some marchers. "The people of South Carolina--white and African American--want the flag to come down," said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who spearheaded the march.
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