Planned Daughters of the Confederacy meeting protested
BATON ROUGE- Some LSU students are unhappy that a meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is planned this week at a campus convention center.
Students say they plan a demonstration at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in 1894 to honor those who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The president of LSU's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said the conference center's role as host to the group sends the wrong message to students.
LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said the university has no involvement in the Daughters of the Confederacy event. He said LSU's association with the event is limited to the rental of the facility.
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