Sunday, April 7, 2013

Palestine Anti-Confederate Memorial Rally


The Palestine Unit of the NAACP has activated the State Conference to hold a peaceful Rally and March to protest the Sons of Confederate Veterans Monument/Memorial unveiling. 


Saturday, April 13th, 2013
9 am on Spring St. at the Palestine Information Center, Palestine, TX.

This monument directly links Palestine back to our painful past. The site for this unveiling of the monument/memorial is on a plot where blacks were once hung from a tree. To this day that tree remains standing. Join us as we travel to Palestine to promote love and peace. 


A group from Longview will leave together at 7:30 am. Saturday, April 13, 2013, in order to be there by 9:00 am. Call President of the Longview Unit with any questions.

DETAILS TO REVIEW:
>The Sons of Confederate Veterans have established a monument in downtown Palestine, TX (No Problem),

>the developer lied on the application about what would be built (problem),

>there is already constructed a large concrete structure in resemblance of the Confederate Flag on the grounds there (Big problem),

>there will be at all times 5 confederate flags flown on those grounds ( Big problem),

>the location of this memorial is on former Lynching property, where the tree used to hang blacks still remains (Huge problem).

>The confederates captured white soldiers and killed nearly every black soldier on the Union side.

>The flag they fly is one of a lost war,

>the flag they hang is purely a reminder of slavery in this country,

>the flag and its history, not the SCV is what we have an issue with.

Research the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

http://www.scv.org


April is Confederate Awareness month: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/02/read-the-sons-of-confederate-veterans-press-release.html.

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