NAACP vows stronger Confederate flag fight in S.C.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 18, 2010
COLUMBIA — The national leader of the NAACP says the civil rights organization will make a stronger push to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he didn’t want to go into details, but said it is time to increase the pressure to remove the flag from a 30-foot tall pole on the front lawn of the capitol.
Monday’s rally at the Statehouse was the 10th anniversary of the original Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in 2000, where 50,000 people turned out to demand South Carolina remove the Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse dome.
A law passed a few months later put the flag in its current location.