President Obama tweets the removal of Confederate flag from SC Statehouse is ‘a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future’.
South Carolina taking down the confederate flag – a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future.
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 10, 2015
Statement: NCAA President Mark Emmert writes, ‘The removal of the Confederate flag now means that South Carolina can bid to host future NCAA championships’.
South Carolina’s Confederate Flag is removed from capitol grounds.
Update: Confederate flag removed from grounds of South Carolina Statehouse in honor guard ceremony.
The Confederate flag flying near South Carolina’s statehouse will come down at 10 a.m. Friday, less than 24 hours after Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill authorizing its removal. There will be a small ceremony at the removal. “We will bring it down with dignity and we will make sure it is stored in its rightful place,” Haley said. It will be taken to the Confederate relic room, and will eventually have a specially made display.
Photo: S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signs the legislation that will remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds during a ceremony at the Statehouse Thursday.