Disciples group cancels South Carolina meeting in Confederate flag dispute
In support of an NAACP boycott
Sep 08, 2009
African-American members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are joining other church bodies in boycotting the state of South Carolina for displaying the Confederate flag on the state capitol grounds.
The National Convocation, a Dis ciples group of some 1,000 African Americans, had scheduled its 2010 biennial session in Charleston, South Carolina, but it dropped plans to meet there at the request of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The NAACP is calling for a national boycott of South Carolina until the state removes the Confederate flag from a state memorial site in Columbia. For years the flag had flown above the statehouse, and after heated controversy and as a compromise between critics and supporters of the flag, it was moved to a memorial site in front of the capitol that honors South Carolina history.