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The United Daughters of the Confederacy are holding their 125th National Convention in Atlanta.
They want us to Be Silent.
We must organize to oppose them.
FrontLine Organization Working to End Racism
We are a diverse coalition standing together to fight organized hate.
Who ARE the UDC?
The United Daughters of the Confederacy were founded in 1894 as a hereditary organization to commemorate the Confederacy. In its early years, the UDC worked hand in hand with the KKK and promoted the “Lost Cause”, a propaganda narrative that sanitizes slavery and erases the history of Black people. Racist monuments erected by the UDC litter the landscape of the South to this day.
The F.L.O.W.E.R. coalition stopped a KKK and Neo-Nazi rally at Stone Mountain. We have seen how racist monuments inspire white supremacists, give them comfort, and spur them into violence against our communities, but we have also seen how to fight back and defeat them.
The UDC has been facing more scrutiny and opposition in the last several years, including public counterprotesters at their last annual convention. Despite surface rhetoric denouncing white supremacist terrorism, they still continue their usual tactics when it comes to defending their racist monuments, using their extensive financial resources to sue and countersue. But they are increasingly vulnerable. We are on the verge of wounding the UDC where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks and their reputation. We hope to draw enough negative attention to their annual convention that the next one becomes harder or impossible. As more and more people condemn UDC racism and their membership rolls decrease, they will no longer be able to indulge in their racist lawsuits and ultimately cease to exist.