Tag Archives: Strom Thurmond

Promising to remove the Confederate flag is good first step after over 50 years, but let’s not be so quick to praise the people of South Carolina

It looks like the Confederate flag, which has flown over the state capitol in South Carolina since 1962, a year after Alabama Governor George Wallace raised it on the grounds of the state legislature in Alabama to signify his dedication to the principles of segregation, may finally be coming down. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican […]

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Strom Thurmond, father of five

A friend just sent me the following photograph, snapped on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. It’s of the engraving at the base of a Strom Thurmond statue. My friend thought that it was hilarious how crudely they’d sanded down the “four,” changing it to “five,” and added the name of the secret […]

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