Kentucky State Fair Board to consider ban on flag sales

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair Board has decided to consider a request to ban sales of the Confederate battle flag or merchandise with its image starting with this year’s state fair.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1djzfRn ) said the board voted unanimously Thursday to put the NAACP’s request on the agenda for its meeting July 23.

The fair is set to start Aug. 20.

Kentucky NAACP chapter President Raoul Cunningham read a letter at the meeting asking for the ban as well as a ban on giveaways of products bearing the flag’s image. He noted Kentucky didn’t join the Confederacy and was the first state in the South to pass a civil rights law, in 1966.

Board members didn’t ask any questions or comment during the meeting.

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