The Confederate flag that flies at the Statehouse in Colombia, South Carolina is coming down. The flag has been at the center of a debate since nine African-Americans were gunned down in their church in Charleston last month. Pictures later emerged showing the suspect arrested for the killings posing with a Confederate flag.
Vernon Burton, a professor of history and sociology at Clemson University, had not been optimistic that state lawmakers would vote to remove the flag, when Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke with him last month. He checks in again with Professor Burton, as the flag is set to come down.
This segment aired on July 9, 2015.