Posted on May 10, 2022

SC Gov. Candidate Says Confederate Memorial Day Should Come to an End

Julia Varnier, WPDE, May 10, 2022

Former Congressman and current Democratic candidate for Governor Joe Cunningham renewed his call for an end to the state holiday known as Confederate Memorial Day {snip}


This is another example of how our state continues to live in the past. {snip}

{snip} South Carolina has officially observed Confederate Memorial Day since 2000, when the legislature added it to the state calendar as a compromise after South Carolina became the last state in the country to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day {snip}