SC NAACP to discuss plans for celebrating King Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina chapter of the nation's largest civil rights group will discuss plans for events and speakers to commemorate Martin Luther King Day next month.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will join other groups at a news conference Wednesday. The holiday is Jan. 17.

Past celebrations have included rallies at the Statehouse where a Confederate flag flies at a Civil War memorial. The state NAACP is continuing an 11-year-old boycott of the state because of that flag.

Lawmakers moved the flag to the Confederate Soldier Monument in 2000 from its nearly 40-year perch atop the Statehouse dome. Many who wanted the flag removed were satisfied with the compromise, but the NAACP has vowed to continue its boycott until the flag is taken off Capitol grounds.

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