Condemning State Endorsements of Celebrations to the Former States of the Confederacy
WHEREAS, we consider that state and local endorsement of celebration to the former States of the Confederacy (former Confederacy) an offense and insult to the sensibility of most Americans; and
WHEREAS, the former States of Confederacy sought to enforce and defend the practice of forced enslavement; and
WHEREAS, that the practice was particularly pernicious, brutal, and dehumanizing; and
WHEREAS, people of African ancestry were particular targets of that practice; and
WHEREAS, the celebration of the former Confederacy causes distress and anguish to Americans of African ancestry; and to Americans of other ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP condemns State endorsement of celebration of the former States of the Confederacy; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all units are urged to oppose those states, counties or city sponsored celebrations of Confederacy.