Confederate flag, once flown over Statehouse, to be on display

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The Confederate Flag that once flew over the South Carolina Statehouse, will soon be on display.

But, it won’t be an extravagant display as they once hoped.

Allen Roberson, the Executive Director of the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum sent us this statement:

“The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum submitted to the General Assembly a revised proposal for funding to create a display for the Confederate flag replica that had flown on the State House grounds until 2015. The proposal would have cost about $350,000 to convert two offices adjacent to our main gallery, as our museum is extremely limited on space. We did not receive that funding in the approved state budget for this fiscal year. Therefore, the museum will now find a way within the museum’s existing budget to put the flag on display, in keeping with the unfunded mandate that removed the flag from the State House grounds. Our goal is to have that done by our next regular commission meeting on October 18.”

The flag was taken down in July of 2015 after the shooting at Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston.

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