Today is a confederate holiday in Alabama, but not everyone is celebrating.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ birthday is a state holiday in Alabama. Heritage groups say the holiday keeps Southern history alive. But civil rights groups think it is a celebration of white supremacy.
Bernard Simelton is the president of the Alabama NAACP. He said the South has a unique relationship with its history.
“It’s a holiday that celebrates an attempt by those in American society to maintain slavery in the United States,” he said.