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Albany leaders consider Confederate History Month proclamation

March 24, 2006

Albany - Albany leaders consider proclaiming April as Confederate History month. Thursday, James King asked city commissioners to make the proclamation.

King is a member of the Sons of Confederacy organization. He told commissioners confederate history is not about slavery, racism and bigotry. But commissioner Tommy Postell said many people associate Confederacy organizations with the KKK, and the city should be hesitant to acknowledge Confederate History Month.

"Unfortunately there is a misrepresentation," said James King, with the Sons of Confederacy. "People, simply, do not know the truth. They tend to associate any group that flies the America Flag with the Klan. A lot of this came about because of Hollywood's misrepresentation, misuse and abuse or the Confederate flag."

Commissioners said they will consider drawing a resolution about the issues, but only the Mayor can make proclamations. Mayor Adams hasn't made a decision yet if he'll do that.

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