I recommend a May 22, 2006, article in the Kinston, NC, Free Press by Mike Parker
May is `Confederate History and Heritage Month'
"North Carolina has two memorial days in May. One is coming up next Monday — this year on May 29. Everyone knows about this Memorial Day. The other passed without notice in most places. That day is May 10, the date set in North Carolina law as "Confederate Memorial Day."
Quote of Note:
"I get tired of dealing with the twisted notion that somehow everyone who takes pride in Confederate heritage is a latent racist who wants to reinstitute slavery. Slavery is a blight on our national history — a disgrace that, if you examine the facts, condemns the North as well as the South."