Democratic Senator Robert Ford of South Carolina has proposed a controversial bill that would require cities and counties in his state to give workers a paid day off for a memorial day honoring those who died in the Confederate war on May 10, according to the Associated Press. Mississippi and Alabama already recognize Confederate Memorial Day. The effort is being pushed to help people better understand and respect the history that the Confederate has had on the overall foundation and success of South Carolina. Lonnie Randolph, president of state conference NAACP branches, disagrees and believes such a holiday would only bring attention to those who did everything to enforce segregation and destroy the Black race.—WLW