At convention in Philadelphia, NAACP votes to end economic boycott of South Carolina

CENTER CITY -- After a vote at their national convention being held in Philadelphia, the NAACP has lifted its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina.

The civil rights organization passed a resolution Saturday to end the boycott of tourism and other economic activity.

This comes a day after South Carolina took down a Confederate battle flag flying near the Statehouse.

The boycott started in 2000 during debate over the flying of the Confederate flag atop South Carolina's Statehouse dome. The boycott remained after the flag was moved to a flagpole on Statehouse grounds.

The NCAA, which honored that ban, has said it will resume holding championship events in the state.

The decision to relegate the flag to a state relic room came after the massacre of nine people at a Bible study in a black church in Charleston.
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