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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.