Confederate Memorial Day draws backlash

Monday, April 24 is the state-sanctioned and taxpayer-funded holiday, Confederate Memorial Day.

Some Mississippians are not happy about it. 

“I believe that we shouldn’t be memorializing, be commemorating, such a dark part of our history where we had slaves and we treated black people as third class citizens,” said Melissa Medina of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance

Medina has teamed up with Mississippi Rising Coalition to protest the day, and what she believe it stands for.

WLOX
4/23/17