NAACP Disappointed with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Decision to Again Embrace the Confederate FlagSeptember 24, 2012
(Los Angeles, CA) The NAACP Hollywood Bureau released the following statement regarding Lynyrd Skynyrd’s decision to continue using the confederate flag in their shows:
“We are very disappointed by Lynyrd Skynyrd's reversal on its earlier decision to not use the Confederate flag at its concerts,” stated Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Director of the National NAACP Hollywood Bureau. “We found the band’s earlier comments made on CNN thoughtful and inclusive of all their fans. In any discussion about the Confederate flag it is important to remember that the states’ rights for which it flew continue to represent a heritage and history of hate.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.