Mississippi governor signs bill into law removing Confederate symbol from state flag

Mississippi is the last state to retain the Confederate emblem in its flag.

7/1/2020 1:23:00 AM

UPDATE: Mississippi governor signs bill into law removing Confederate symbol from state flag.

Mississippi is the last state to retain the Confederate emblem in its flag.

The bill calls for the formation of a commission to lead a flag redesign that eliminates the Confederate symbol but keeps the slogan"In God We Trust." A redesign approved by the committee would then be placed on the November ballot.If voters reject the new design in November, the commission would try again for a new flag that would be presented to the Legislature during the 2021 session.

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June 28, 202000:41The current flag, featuring red, white and blue stripes with the Confederate battle emblem in the corner, was adopted in February 1894,according to the Mississippi Historical Society.Other attempts to change the flag have fallen short over the years, including a 2001 public referendum in which 64 percent voted against a redesign.

Reeves said Tuesday that he still believed that residents would have"eventually" voted for a new flag at the ballot box, but he did not think the state could handle a contentious political battle amid a pandemic and other turbulent issues arising in 2020.

"Our economy is on the edge of a cliff," Reeves said."Many lives depend on us cooperating and being careful to protect one another. I concluded our state has too much adversity to survive a bitter fight of brother against brother."

The new movement to take the Confederate symbol off the flag came as Mississippi was under growing pressure, including from the NCAA, whose Southeastern Conference warned earlier this month that championship games could be barred in the state if the flag weren't changed.

After the legislative votes Sunday, NCAA Commissioner Mark Emmert said in astatementit was past time to change the flag that"has too long served as a symbol of oppression, racism and injustice."Mississippi's decision to change the flag after more than a century comes during a new reckoning on racial inequality in America. In the weeks since the

while in Minneapolis police custody, protesters across the country have demanded systemic changes in policing while seeking to remove symbols of oppression. Read more: MSNBC »

Good! It’s about damn time. Nice to see the State of Mississippi doing the right thing! Any time I've been in their State for concerts, the Delta Blues museum, the Mississippi Blues Trail, the Crossroads, gambling, etc. I've always had a great time. Winning Mississippi *Republican Governor After 465 years of institutional racism, symbolism is insufficient to overcome inequality! America (modern Pharaoh) MUST LET BLACK PEOPLE GO! ConfederateFlag MississippiFlag BlackExodus tatereeves IndependenceMatters blacklivesbetter

Wonderful! Now, can we do away with people signing these bills with a different pen for each letter, and handing a pen to those surrounding him/her? Wasteful and unnecessary. This was a great way for Democrats to erase their racist history. The Confederate Flag was the flag of TheDemocrats . Now Mississippians will not be reminded. HouseGOP SenateGOP

...enter, angry rednecks 😏 Big deal. Let the trump supporter tears flow 🌊 Why has no one has asked about why Biden mentioned the Logan Act in January 2017 and misled the public about his role in the prosecution of Michael Flynn. Just in the nick of time, hmm? Shiiiit. It shoulda been removed a century ago.

Just have Mockingbirds and Magnolia trees on the flag! We better start collecting history books before they are all thrown away and rewritten! Wonderful! South Africans on the verge of a civil war built on racism, instead learned to love one another & make their country stronger because of the example of it's leader Nelson Mandel. America was nowhere near a civil war, but is being lead to one by the examples of it's leader, Trump!

We're Not Against Law & Order, But We Are Against The Law Ordering Us Around. Cops Were Granted Power To Stop Trouble, Not Make It. Like Selling Drugs To Addicts Just To Arrest Them Or Hiding Just To Give $400 Speeding Tickets To Single Parents. They're Out Of Hand & Must Stop.! We're Not Against Law & Order, But We Are Against The Law Ordering Us Around. Cops Were Granted Power To Stop Trouble, Not Make It. Like Selling Drugs To Addicts Just To Arrest Them Or Hiding Just To Give $400 Speeding Tickets To Single Parents. They're Out Of Hand & Must Stop.!

Thanks for your courage governor We've Allowed Politicians To Judge Themselves, Decide How Much To Pay Themselves & Run Our Entire Country With Absolutely Zero Oversight Into There Actions! They've Become Untouchable. So Instead Of 1 King, We Have 100's Of Them Acting Like Kids Without Parents! This Must Stop!

We've Allowed Politicians To Judge Themselves, Decide How Much To Pay Themselves & Run Our Entire Country With Absolutely Zero Oversight Into There Actions! They've Become Untouchable. So Instead Of 1 King, We Have 100's Of Them Acting Like Kids Without Parents! This Must Stop! To this day our government forces curious children to get involved with dangerous drug dealers, just to get & try marijuana. These dealers eventually pressure them to try more dangerous drugs, contributing to the huge drug addiction problem in America, but can be easily stopped!

To this day our government forces curious children to get involved with dangerous drug dealers, just to get & try marijuana. These dealers eventually pressure them to try more dangerous drugs, contributing to the huge drug addiction problem in America, but can be easily stopped! There's no question our government is corrupt. Even Democrats give in to lobbyist & make backroom deals for profit. For example, all Politicians are actually allowed to play the stock market, even though they make the laws that virtually control it. We Need A Complete Cleansing!

There's no question our government is corrupt. Even Democrats give in to lobbyist & make backroom deals for profit. For example, all Politicians are actually allowed to play the stock market, even though they make the laws that virtually control it. We Need A Complete Cleansing! Removing democrats history?

Can change outside but Mississippi will never change its racist roots Politicians made it so that a President can only run for 2 terms, this way they can't become corrupt over time. Yet they made it so they can run for as many terms as they'd like. So I ask, if 1 President can turn corrupt, how can they claim 100's of Congressman & Senators can't?

Many Thanks to NCAA SEC and Conference USA for making this happen That should do it. BREAKINGNEWS it's time for honest discussion about how to Re-Emancipate the State 'Free Your Mind' let go of the myth and mindset Black were born as Inferior people. Historically untrue, prejudice and FEAR Traumatized both Races. It's time we Talked about it. StayFree evolve

Making progress. Keep fighting. Finally

Mississippi governor to sign bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag in 'coming days'Sad,,,, Shameful Good riddance

Mississippi lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to create new state flag without Confederate battle emblemThe Mississippi flag and its Confederate battle emblem is expected to come down in the coming days as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to choose a new state banner. Time destroys all things. Long overdue. Should never have had it, as the civil war was a rebellion, subsequently put down.

Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove the Confederate symbol from state flag - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. Democratic flag is coming down You mean the state’s republican majority voted to remove it? finally

Mississippi governor to sign bill removing Confederate emblem from state flagRepublican Gov. Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill Tuesday evening to remove the Confederate emblem from the official Mississippi state flag, the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia. Place a running river. As logo..green with blue. Now do the Democratic Party.

Mississippi state legislature passes bill to remove confederate symbol from state flag in historic voteThe Mississippi legislature passes a bill to change the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem. The governor has said he will sign it. kind of bullshit they waited until now... but now or never, right? I'm flabbergasted. They're going to all the effort of a 'do over', but mandating that 'In God We Trust' be part of the new design What part of representing all the people (and separation of church ad state) does that accomplish?

Mississippi governor signs bill to retire flag with Confederate emblemJUST IN: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill that takes a historic step to retire the last US state flag to feature the Confederate insignia “bUt OuR hIStOrY” What's the new design Make sure they don't replace with the one Trump wants