Just a few hours after the Senate’s vote to take the Confederate flag down, the state NAACP and other flag opponents held a vigil at the statehouse. They called it the justice and unity vigil.
They prayed for peace and unity and talked about other issues facing the state like improving education, health care, jobs and the criminal justice system.
They also remembered the nine victims in Charleston last month and others.
Dr. Lonnie Randoph, Jr. – SC NAACP President, “Tonight is the vigil for the lost lives that we are aware of over the struggles in South Carolina, and there have been many of them. There have been many massacres, many lynchings and things of that nature.”
The NAACP is also planning to be at the Statehouse tomorrow to watch what happens in the Senate and House with the Confederate flag.