The Secession Ball’s revisionist history

On Dec. 20, the group Sons of Confederate Veterans is holding a $100-per-person “Secession Gala” in Charleston, S.C.  to celebrate the state’s signing 150 years ago of the Ordinance of Secession — the document whereby slave-holding states that would eventually form the Confederacy abandoned the Union and sparked the Civil War.

The NAACP plans to protest the ball, which is part of a series of events that heritage groups are holding to commemorate the war’s sesquicentennial.

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