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Senate Stories | Speech of Howell Heflin (D-AL), July 22, 1993

VIDEO: At a pivotal moment in the debate, Alabama senator Howell Heflin spoke of respect for his Confederate ancestors but agreed with Moseley Braun that the matter was "an issue of symbolism.” Concluding that "we must get racism behind us,” he supported Moseley Braun’s efforts to deny the patent renewal.

Return to Senate Stories | The Power of a Single Voice: Carol Moseley Braun Persuades the Senate to Reject a Confederate Symbol

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