Southern fraternity banishes Confederate uniforms
The Kappa Alpha Order, a college fraternity inspired by Gen. Robert E. Lee and founded at Washington and Lee University in 1866, has banned the wearing of Confederate uniforms to "Old South" parties and in parades following complaints from some black college organizations. The fraternity has 124 active chapters, mostly in the southern states.
The immediate effect of the ban is the cancellation of an annual "Old South" parade by the chapter at the University of Alabama scheduled for this weekend, according to a story by Jay Reeves for the Associated Press. Some of the other chapters dropped similar events several years ago.
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