College of Charleston Board Supports Removing Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House


A university in downtown Charleston added its name on Wednesday to a growing chorus of those asking for the Confederate flag to be removed from South Carolina’s State House grounds in Columbia following last week’s massacre at a historic black church.

In a resolution posted to the College of Charleston’s website, the university’s Board of Trustees expressed its support for “the efforts of the state’s many political, civic, and business leaders in urging for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.” The announcement came one week after authorities say a white gunman shot nine people dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston during a Bible study group, including longtime librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd.

The push to remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds gained steam after the emergence of images that showed the suspect, Dylann Roof, posing with the flag…

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