NAACP Defiles George Washington Statue at State House for MLK Day (Updated)

George Washington was “boxed out” of the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday.

Free North Carolina reported, via Sondrak:

The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia, South Carolina 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 George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

UPDATE: The local NAACP later released a statement stating “no offense was intended.”

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