Melissa Gladden of Rock Hill is the winner of the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year for South Carolina and Winthrop’s Small Business Development Center honored for its innovative practices in the the state and region. Both awards are from The U.S. Small Business Administration.

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State that flies Confederate flag to honor Rock Hill black civil rights heroes

State that flies Confederate flag to honor Rock Hill black civil rights heroes

On Tuesday at the State House, SC legislators will honor Rock Hill’s Friendship Nine civil rights activists who were jailed for a month in 1961 for protesting the second-class treatment of blacks. These heroes will have to walk past the Confederate flag – a symbol of slavery and racial discrimination that South Carolina’s government sanctions – to be honored.

 

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Melissa Gladden of Rock Hill is the winner of the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year for South Carolina and Winthrop’s Small Business Development Center honored for its innovative practices in the the state and region. Both awards are from The U.S. Small Business Administration.

Andrew Dys

State that flies Confederate flag to honor Rock Hill black civil rights heroes

On Tuesday at the State House, SC legislators will honor Rock Hill’s Friendship Nine civil rights activists who were jailed for a month in 1961 for protesting the second-class treatment of blacks. These heroes will have to walk past the Confederate flag – a symbol of slavery and racial discrimination that South Carolina’s government sanctions – to be honored.

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