Tennessee Gov. Says He Regrets Wearing Confederate Uniform

Gov. Bill Lee says he now regrets participating in “Old South” parties while he was a student at Auburn University.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an “Old South” party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms. The fraternity has since ended the tradition, and Lee, four decades removed from his undergraduate days at the Alabama university, says he regrets attending and wearing the uniform, and has come to see his participation in the event…

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