Originally created 05/31/97

Challenges writer of anti-flag letter



Re John S. Woodson's May 21 letter, it does not even warrant a response. But Nelson B. Rivers III, regional director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Professor Glenda Suber of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and JOLTED, a Benedict College student organization, sent a challenge to Confederate flag supporters to debate on live television concerning the continued flying of the commemorative flag over the Capitol in Columbia. In response to this, the Heritage Preservation Association - a national civil rights group for Southerners - gladly accepts.

Professor Suber states, "I'd like to see a televised debate on the issue on public television or a local television station." Heritage Preservation Association's response to the challenge: "We will be delighted."

I encourage Mr. Woodson to contact Professor Suber at Benedict College as to the date, time, and place of the debate.

Tony L. Carr, North Augusta

(Editor's note: The writer is president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Heritage Preservation Association.)