Mississippi legislature votes to change state flag, gov. says he will sign bill

by Adam Ford · Jun 28th, 2020 8:04 pm

Last Updated Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:15 pm

The Mississippi House and Senate voted Sunday to change the state flag in order to remove its Confederate symbolism.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Saturday that he will sign the legislation. The state flag will lose its official status as soon as he signs it.

A commission will design a new flag without the rebel flag included and, according to the bill, must include the words "In God We Trust."

Mississippi is the last state with a flag that features the Confederate battle emblem. The flag was adopted in 1894.


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