This just came in by email. Of course, like many of these things I cannot know, just yet at least, if it is as it is being presented. For all I know, the statue was being repaired and was covered till they were complete. However I feel that the story attached to the picture is likely enough true to bother posting it here as it is no more unlikely and in fact, considerably more tame than much I post with verification every day at this site.
If anyone has actual information please post it in the comments. I also do not have a date on this event.
George Washington statue is hidden at the MLK rally
in Columbia , SC.
The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia
SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on
the north side steps of the statehouse.
Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of
This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the
father of our country from view so that participants would
not be ‘offended’ by his presence.
I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this picture of
the MLK Day rally in Columbia , South Carolina ..
This rally was sponsored by the NAACP and they said that
they covered the statue because they “didn’t want to
offend anyone”. Really? George Washington is the father
of this nation. How is he offensive to anyone?
Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the
statue of Dr. Martin L. King on President’s Day? Or is only
the statue of a ‘white guy’ offensive ??
Of course, this display of anti-Americanism wasn’t covered
at all by the national media (surprise, surprise !!), and the
local paper in Columbia only ran a short piece on it. It has
been covered a little by the blog-world but I think the word
needs to get out to the general public that this is what the
NAACP is all about…militant and (most definately) racist.