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Mississippi’s State Legislature Passes Bill to Remove Confederate Emblem from Flag

Written by Good Black News

June 28, 2020

The Mississippi state legislature — both House and Senate — passed a bill today to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.

According to cnn.com, the bill will now go to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, who has said he would sign legislation that state lawmakers send him to remove the Confederate insignia.

To quote the cnn.com article:

“The legislation — which cleared the state House in a 91-23 vote and the state Senate with a 37-14 vote — comes as Mississippi lawmakers in recent weeks have been weighing a change to their flag amid the continued racial justice protests across the country.

Mississippi is the last state in the country whose flag features the Confederate emblem. The flag, first adopted in 1894, has red, white and blue stripes with the Confederate battle emblem in the corner.

The bill establishes a commission to develop a new flag design without the Confederate emblem that includes the phrase “In God, We Trust.” Mississippi state voters would then vote on the new design this November.”

Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/06/28/mississippis-state-legislature-passes-bill-to-remove-confederate-emblem-from-flag/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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