South Carolina Secession Draws Debate 150 Years Later

It's been 150 years since South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union ahead of Civil War, and today the legacy of that watershed moment in American history remains a flashpoint for debate. Organizers say the "Secession Gala" in Charleston tonight will commemorate the event as a show of courage in the face of encroachment by the federal government on states' rights. But some historians and civil rights groups are protesting the event as the glorification of a defense of...Full Story
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