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Stories with person: Roy Barnes
  • Confederate flag down but what happens now 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 11:46 am

    Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But the euphoria of a moment that was more than a decade in the making quickly began to shift to a hard question to answer: What exactly had been accomplished for race relations in the United States? Was it more symbolic than substantive?

  • 20 years on, ex-SC gov Beasley's prayer on flag answered story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 12:10 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Confederate battle flag has been an albatross around David Beasley's neck for 20 years, costing him the political legacy of a second gubernatorial term, a seat in the U.S. Senate and beyond.

  • South Carolina's Confederate flag is gone, but others remain story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:04 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina's Statehouse, now relegated to a room filled with other relics of the state's secession. Other vestiges of the Civil War-era South are unlikely to vanish so soon.