SC Senate Approves Pulling the Stars n’ Bars

After last month’s brouhaha over the Confederate flag and the historic implications carried with it as a symbol of slavery and racism, the State of South Carolina moved to make official what may become the beginning of the end for the flag, Fox News reports.

On Monday, the S.C. Senate voted officially to remove the flag from the state’s capitol, which still requires consent from the S.C. House.

Contrary to popular belief, the flag has only flown over the capitol for fifty years after it was hoisted in protest of the Supreme Court’s integration of schools during the civil rights movement.

State House members gave some indications that their confederate heritage is important enough that the Senate’s measure may not pass this week, a result that could further extend the national debate.