S.C. museum seeking $350,000 to display Statehouse Confederate flags

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A South Carolina museum is sending a $350,000 request to lawmakers for displaying a pair of Confederate flags that flew over the Statehouse grounds, but its leaders have another suggestion: showcase the banners someplace else.

The Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission approved a plan Thursday to convert office space to exhibit two flags: the last flag removed in 2015 from the state Capitol grounds after the Charleston church massacre, and the first flag unfurled in 2000 after a compromise to remove the banner from atop the Statehouse Dome.

Both flags had flown next to the Confederate Soldier Monument at Gervais and Main streets. 

Read entire article at The Post and Courier

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