- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A local Delaware NAACP branch wants officials to cut off state funding for a historical society to force the removal of a Confederate monument on its grounds.

Local news media outlets report that the Lower Sussex County NAACP is asking state lawmakers to call on the Controller General’s Office to withhold $11,500 in Grant-in-Aid funding for the Georgetown Historical Society until it takes down the confederate monument at the museum.

Communities around the country have removed Confederate monuments under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. But the pace has quickened since violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Gov. John Carney has said he would support withholding public funds for the historical society.

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