According to a message on the League’s website from its president, Michael Hill:
The League of the South looks to the present and future. However, from time to time we do look back at our past.
This 14th of April will mark the 150th anniversary of John Wilkes Booth’s execution of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. The League will, in some form or fashion, celebrate this event. We remember Booth’s diary entry: ‘Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.’ A century and a half after the fact, The League of the South thanks Mr. Booth for his service to the South and to humanity.
So – by all means, people – feel free to contact the League of the South (just click right HERE) to tell them what you think they should do for this April 14 “holiday.”
Hill’s been president of the League since its formation in 1994. SPLC credits the organization with damaging the campaign of former South Carolina governor David Beasley, a moderate Republican, who lost his re-election bid in 1996. Beasley supported removal of the Confederate flag from the state capital building, which was the basis for the League’s objection to his re-election.