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GA Governor Takes A Stand Against Confederate Holidays

Georgia, Andersonville, The Confederate battle flag is still proudly flown in downtown, despite the town's notorious civil war history it still insists on calling itself a Civil War village.

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Governor Nathan Deal has taken a symbolic step against White supremacy for his state of Georgia. Deal has taken holidays celebrating Confederate Memorial Day and General Robert E. Lee’s birthday down from the state calendar for 2016. Now those days are just labeled as “state holidays” to neutralize them; however, a local government spokesperson is saying that residents are still allowed to commemorate the lives of Confederate soldiers if they so choose. Read more at The Root.

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