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It’s 2019, but 8 S.C. counties still observe Confederate Memorial Day (access required)

LEXINGTON (AP) — Only eight South Carolina counties observe Confederate Memorial Day, which was made a state holiday in 2000. The State reports the holiday was started to honor the lives of those killed in the Civil War, which most historians say was fought by the South to uphold the institution of slavery. It’s celebrated on ...

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