Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Protest Against Confederate Symbol in a Cemetery
The first I became aware of the issue was a few years ago. I was researching the status of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the organization founded and led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In doing so, one of the things I found was that the SCLC had protested against Confederate Flags being in a cemetery in Georgia
Apparently, SCLC members were burying one of the major Civil Rights leaders. While doing so, they observed the Confederate Flag in the cemetery honoring someone buried there.
I thought to myself how silly and a waste of SCLC time and resources. I thought to myself for goodness sake the people are dead. Both the Confederate Soldier and the Civil Rights leader being buried are dead. It is a cemetery.
Now I am wondering if this whole flag/statue/monument thing is not some long term strategy on the part of some folks.
As shall be shown in my discussion of private cemeteries as part of the solution, I now understand the contribution of the aforementioned SCLC act in that cemetery a few years ago. I understand it to be part of a long term strategy to root out racism and its symbolism in America. Now I am more aware of the significance of the Confederate symbols and their history in general and their purported intent in particular.
Removal of Confederate symbols from cemeteries is not something I would give priority to as there are other things that I consider far greater priority. But, I understand that some people see such removal as their priority and their mission.
Indeed, it is true that the parts contribute to the whole. People doing different things contributes to progress. Indeed, as the Bible says all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and who are called according to his purpose.