Confederate flag removed from South Carolina capitol grounds
- Governor Nikki Haley signed into law the bill calling for the removal of the flag from the statehouse following its passage by the state legislature.
- The flag was placed in the South Carolina State Museum, which houses artifacts of the state’s history.
- Originally hoisted in 1962 in response to the growing civil rights movement, the flag remained atop the dome of the statehouse until 2000, when it was moved to a pole next to a Confederate monument on the grounds.
“Twenty-two days ago, I didn’t know that I would ever be able to say this again. … But today I’m very proud to say that it is a great day in South Carolina.”
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