NAACP Holds Civil War Teach-in in Charleston
Posted on April 15, 2011
The NAACP hosted the first of a series of Civil War teach-ins in Charleston, South Carolina this week, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the attacks on Ft. Sumter, which marked the beginning of the war.
The NAACP has been concerned that some official commemorations of the anniversary have felt more like celebrations, rather than solemn remembrances of our history, the war and the tragic legacy of slavery. Instead of leading protests around the commemoratory events, the NAACP has chosen instead to hold teach ins to remind people of the true history.
As the NAACP’s Nelson B. Rivers told Charleston news channel WSTV, "What we are trying to do is set the record straight and frame the discussion in a truthful and respectful way."
Watch the full WSTV coverage of the teach-in.