SARN to host forum to discuss Confederate flag history

SARN to host forum to discuss Confederate flag history

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The controversial symbolism of the confederate flag will be addressed at a community meeting in Columbus.

On Tuesday, the Southern Anti-Racism Network will host a forum at Mildred Terry Library on Veterans Parkway.

The purpose of the forum, which starts at 6 p.m., is to explore the history of the Confederate Battle Flag as adopted in 1956 by the Georgia State Legislature as the state flag.

State Representative Calvin Smyre and State Representative Carolyn Hugley have been invited to participate.

The call to remove the Stone Mountain Confederate monument will also be discussed.

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