Southerners Celebrate The Confederacy With “Secession Balls”

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ATLANTA-The New York Times is reporting on the plans of many white southerners to celebrate the Confederacy with the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaching.

The events include a “secession ball” in the former slave port of Charleston (“a joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink,” says the invitation), which will be replicated on a smaller scale in other cities. A parade is being planned in Montgomery, Ala., along with a mock swearing-in of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederacy.

That some — even now — are honoring secession, with barely a nod to the role of slavery, underscores how divisive a topic the war remains, with Americans continuing to debate its causes, its meaning and its legacy.

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