- 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 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 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.