“We’re not a museum, we’re a zoo.”
The group said they also had concerns that Kid Rock appears with the flag on social media.
Kid Rock’s publicist said the protests are over “something he’s not even doing.”
Rev. Charles Williams II says “the best resolution is for GM to pull their sponsorship” of Kid Rock.”
The NAACP local president defended the group’s decision at the time to give Kid Rock the award and said the Grammy-nominated musician isn’t a racist.
A replica of the General Lee car from “The Dukes of Hazard” TV show led the procession.
In an ongoing effort to remove the Confederate Flag from the public eye, Rev. Charles Williams II and the National Action Network’s Michigan Chapter are speaking out against two of the Motor City’s biggest icons.
Lynyrd Skynyrd began phasing use of the Confederate flag a few years ago. Another Southern band, the Drive-By Truckers, agrees. “It’s well past time for all the Southern states to move on.”
“This man who scolded me said the flag is tainted. And I’m thinking, name a flag that in some way is not tainted. I mean, what history of any country doesn’t have shame?”
“Back when I would wear a Confederate flag on stage…there wasn’t a racist thought to be found.”