A pro-Confederacy group is disbanding after a judge gave them an ultimatum - either disband or pay $3 million to a Black family for posting pictures of the children holding Confederate memorabilia without their mother's permission.
The group, who call themselves The Secessionist Party will be forced to disband as they cannot afford to shell out the $3 million.
During a Secessionist Party rally during 2017 which was thrown to support the Confederate flag in Charleston in June 2017, children were at a picnic nearby with their family when they and other children were attracted to a firetruck, the lawsuit claims.
A member of the Secessionist Party then approached the 7-year-old and 8-year-old children and handed them a small Confederate flag and told them to hold it low and against their body so their mother couldn't see it before taking the pictures.
The group then posted the images to their Facebook page hours later under the heading "Spreading the love to ALL our Southern Brothers and Sisters," the lawsuit said.
According to the lawsuit, the mother of the children claimed that she received so many hateful messages about the photos she had to shut down her own Facebook page.
Following the judges ruling, the party agreed to pay the Charleston NAACP $1,000 and disband, and if they ever got back together, they will be ordered to pay the full $3 million per the Post And Courier.
"This is a big day for our community, for South Carolina as a state and for the nation," said Charleston attorney Roy Willey IV, who represented the family. "We have no doubt that while we have financially bankrupted a morally bankrupt organization, hate still exists."