A group with donations from Tallassee, Alabama is fundraising to install a Confederate flag across from Alabama State University, a predominately black university, the Tallassee Tribune reported Wednesday.
The First Capital Flaggers is halfway to its $3,000 fundraising goal to erect the flagpole, which can range from 30 to 50 feet, the newspaper reported.
An unnamed Montgomery physician donated the property for the flag's placement. The flag is intended to mark the "first capitol of the Confederacy."
"We're hoping everyone can see it. We want people to ask questions, we want them to listen," Bryan Jones, who is involved with the organizations behind the flag's placement, told the publication.
Alabama State University officials didn't provide the publication with comment.
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