Black Sorority Calls for an End to the Old South Parade at the University of Alabama

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black sorority, have asked the University of Alabama to discontinue the traditional Old South Parade. Each year male students in Confederate uniforms and women in period dresses march across campus. Confederate flags are prominently displayed during the parade. The parade is sponsored by the Kappa Alpha fraternity.

University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said the administration would look into the complaint. She stated, “The university will continue to emphasize the principles of civility and respect that govern an academic community.”