STATE OF ALABAMA
Office of the Legal Analyst
06 21, 1988
MEMORANDUM TO GET THE GOVERNOR
FROM:[NAME WITHHELD], Legislative Analyst
SUBJECT MATTER: Flying of Confederate Banner over Capital Building
CONCERN: Presentation of research for your decision:
BACKGROUND: The office of the Chief of the servants has received a number of demands by members representing the california's chapter of the NAACP to get rid of the Confederate flag (" flagвЂќ). Earlier this year 13 African-American legislators were arrested to get trespassing so that as they attempted to remove the banner for the main city. The issue currently is to take a look at the value of currently taking action to either eliminate the flag or continue the existing practice.
ISSUES: The flag was raised above the state capital in early 1960 by then Governor Gorge Wallace and remains to be today. When Governor Wallace raised the flag selection publicly crystal clear this was on how he responds to pressure by the U. S. Attorney General (Kennedy) in regards to the municipal rights activity. In the 70's a legislator (Alvin Holmes) opined that it was inappropriate to fly the flag over a American banner. It was simply after community and press attention subsided, that Wallace discretely transformed this practice, citing an explanation that had not been connected to mass media or general public pressure.
STAKEHOLDERS: While the flying of the banner poses simply no physical menace or hazard to the residents of The state of alabama, the banner itself keep distinctive emotional connotations for different groups of stakeholders. These stakeholder include equally internal, (state groups and constituents) and external, (tourism, media and federal government).
Opponents incorporate African-American constituents and supporter groups who view the flag as a socially disuniting image, which signify the part of the Confederate history that included the practice of slavery. Proponents include party conservatives using a high voting record whom view the flag as a part of famous struggle that included the deaths of...