Mississippi Removes Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Cheers rang out in the Mississippi Capitol after the vote to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Some spectators wept.

  • Published 29 June 2020

[template id="245201"] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. A broad coalition of lawmakers — Black and white, Democrat and Republican — voted for change on June 28 as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. Mississippi has a… Read at AP News