Mississippi to Remove Confederate Emblem from State Flag

(Monday, June 29, 2020) – Mississippi lawmakers have voted to retire the confederate battle emblem from the state flag.  The move comes after more than a century and makes Mississippi the last U.S. state to do so.  The vote came yesterday with a broad coalition of lawmakers supporting the move.  It comes as the state has faced increasing pressure amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.

A commission will design a new flag that  will not include the confederate symbol and must have the words “In God We Trust.”  Voters will get a chance to weigh-in on November 3rd.