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“Triumph over Tragedy”: A Front Row Seat

By X. Blake

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It has been quite a remarkable three weeks.

After the tragedy on that Wednesday night, I spent Thursday afternoon at Morris Brown A.M.E., attending the prayer vigil for those now known as the Charleston 9. It was an incredibly touching day.  I was asked to go back down on Sunday and was able to spend some time at Mother Emanuel herself on Father’s Day. Thinking of my father and fathers lost, I was heartbroken. An overwhelming wave of sadness crushed me.

Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

By K. Geer

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It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

By S. Simmons

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Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports

After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen and previously passed by the Senate on Tuesday.

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

By A. Esselman

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With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. 

The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical significance. The flag has flown on State House grounds since 1961, although it was moved from its place on the dome of the State House in 2000. 

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

By V. Ortiz

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Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag.

The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated in a news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag form the State House.

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

By M. Ziehe

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Several people protested in front of the South Carolina State House yesterday, June 23, asking for the removal of the Confederate battle flag.

Senators and leaders, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined the push to remove the flag.

“Take it down now,” said Benjamin. “No bullet can stop this movement, no gunshot can tear it apart.”

People asked for the South Carolina General Assembly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House and take it to a museum.