Confederate Sons Welcome a Black Member: Joined `to Honor My Family History'
Rosynsky, Paul T., The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans inducted their first black member yesterday, three weeks after the state Motor Vehicle Administration banned the nonprofit organization's symbol, a Confederate battle flag, from members' vanity plates.
Anthony Cohen, 33, a historian from Silver Spring, was inducted along with six others during an annual birthday celebrations for Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Inductees were sworn in with a salute to the Confederate flag.
"I came to join the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor my family history," said Mr. Cohen, as he stood in front a statue depicting Jackson and Lee riding on horseback at Johns …
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Publication information: Article title: Confederate Sons Welcome a Black Member: Joined `to Honor My Family History'. Contributors: Rosynsky, Paul T. - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 19, 1997. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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