Ignored, Group Alleges
Augusta Chronicle, Sunday, January 24, 1999
-- The Citadel hasn't been playing Dixie as often as it
should, says The South Carolina Council of Conservative Citizens.
The group held a protest about it Saturday at the gates of the
military school. Dixie, considered by some to be
the Confederate anthem, should be played at parades and games,
hope that they will allow Dixie and the flag back into
the stadium,'' Council member Francis Bell said. ``Dixie
was sung during the Civil War by those cadets and the other people
who were fighting for states' rights.''
of the flag and song say they symbolize racism. In a statement,
Citadel officials said they would continue to play Dixie
only when appropriate.
month, several area state senators met with school officials about
playing the song more often. Citadel officials said they
would review their policy about the song and make sure it played
at appropriate times.