NAACP Lifts South Carolina Boycott After Confederate Flag Removal

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The NAACP has lifted its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina a day after the state took down a Confederate battle flag flying near the Statehouse.
    
The civil rights organization passed a resolution Saturday at its national convention in Philadelphia to end the boycott of tourism and other economic activity.
    
The boycott started in 2000 during debate over the flying of the Confederate flag atop South Carolina’s Statehouse dome. The boycott remained after the flag was moved to a flagpole on Statehouse grounds.
    
The NCAA, which honored that ban, has said it will resume holding championship events in the state.
    
The decision to relegate the flag to a state relic room came after the massacre of nine people at a Bible study in a black church in Charleston.

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