Thursday, December 16, 2010

Secession ball flap grows in Charleston

Organizers of Civil War anniversary events sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a ball being held Monday to celebrate secession. “I won’t be going,” Charleston, S.C., Mayor Joe Riley said after a news conference where the mayor and those organizing events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War underscored their desire to bring attention to historic events without celebrating the war. • Article

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