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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:07 AM

Groups using Super Bowl in push against Confederate statues

ATLANTA -- A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year's Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed "war on the Confederacy," in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation.

The groups on Thursday announced a planned Feb. 2 rally on the eve of the championship football game being hosted in the city.

The coalition intends to bring its message to fans who will pour into Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3.

"There's no better time to have this conversation -- social justice conversation -- than right before the largest event in the world, the Super Bowl," said Gerald Griggs of the Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Read more: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/jan/10/groups-using-super-bowl-in-push-against/

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