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Mississippi governor to sign bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag in 'coming days'

7/1/2020 1:16:00 AM

BREAKING: Mississippi governor sign bills to remove Confederate emblem from state flag.

Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from flagGov. Tate Reeves says he will sign a bill that was approved by Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag.Rogelio V. Solis/APMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag"in the coming days," his office told ABC News on Monday.

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The Mississippi state legislature voted to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag on Sunday, sending it to Reeves' desk.This June 25, 2020, file photo shows a Mississippi state flag flying outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi will surrender the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators embedded it there a generation after the South lost the Civil War. Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday, June 28, 2020, to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the measure.

This June 25, 2020, file photo shows a Mississippi state flag flying outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi will surrender the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators embedded it there a generation after the South lost the Civil War. Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday, June 28, 2020, to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the measure.

Rogelio V. Solis/APThe Mississippi House of Representatives' docket room confirmed that the bill was sent to his desk Monday morning. Reeves' office said he will sign it once he's had the opportunity to review the final bill.On Saturday, Reeves had said he would sign the bill if the legislature passed it. That afternoon, the state House and state Senate passed measures allowing for a vote on changing the flag.

In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is shown in Jackson, Miss., during his daily update on the state's response to COVID-19.In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is shown in Jackson, Miss., during his daily update on the state's response to COVID-19.

Rogelio V. Solis/AP, FILEOn Sunday afternoon, the state House voted 91-23 to remove the emblem. The state Senate passed the bill in a 37-14 vote.The Confederate"stars and bars" has been part of Mississippi's flag since 1894. It's the last state flag that still displays the emblem, which is widely considered racist due in part to its ties to slavery and use by white supremacy groups.

According to the text of the bill, the state Department of Archives and History has to develop a plan for the"dignified and respectful removal of the former official Mississippi State Flag." That must take place no later than 15 days from when the bill is signed or made effective.

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Trash Yet no one has questioned why the confederate flag is allowed to be Georgia's state flag? Or does no one actually know what the confederate flag looks like? Very sad. It's about time Mississippi didn't abolish slavery into 2013 . The four blue stripes represent the Mississippi, Pearl, Pascagoula, and Tombigbee Rivers (L-R, West to East). The symbols on the blue stripes represent the historical cities on those rivers: Natchez, Jackson, Biloxi, and Columbus, respectively.

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The night they drove old Dixie down. This Southern politician just made a step forward. I hope that it actually happens. We need steps like this. Baby steps 💪🏽 MauricioABC7 Wimps! Can we now remove the 4 white dudes carved into the Black Hills? Commendable overdue lol fuck that flag I HOPE PEOPLE NEVER FORGET JUNE 1964 W 3 CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS W MISSING UNTIL FOUND DEAD AUG4..ABOUT TIME..

This started my real new history period means a lot doctor_eon 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Some of the only good news in 2020 Token symbolism. Mississippi is extremely racist towards blacks. To bad they can't remove racism from their souls as easily. Long over due Good job Phil_Lewis_ Where are the masks? There. Racism solved. 🙄

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GOOD! Let the tears flow! Small steps...time to change racist, bigoted attitudes here comes all the blue lives matter supporters with the all lives matters acting offended Oh no. What will happen now that their flag doesn't include the emblem of a treasonous pack of losers? Wussy! Good riddance Well done!!

Thread: Uh oh here come the treason rag fans One small step a time!! Thank you! Next step remove racism from their hearth Racists punching their kids rn About time 😒 Good riddance Shameful Sad,,,,

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 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 lawmakers vote to remove Confederate battle emblem from state flagWell damn, how many of them are dead now? I don’t trust blanca Mississippians.... it’s a set up! Great

Mississippi Black Lawmaker On Taking Down The Flag: A Symbol Of 'Hate And Not Love'Mississippi lawmakers on Sunday voted to retire the state's flag with the Confederate battle emblem in the corner, which has flown since 1894. 'It was a very hateful oppressive and divisive symbol,' says Sen. Derrick Simmons. don't forget DefundNPR from Taxpayers money ! Shouldn’t have taken this long...the confederate flag has no place in this country!

Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove rebel emblem from flagJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from their state flag, triggering raucous applause and cheers more than a century after white... I can come up with something way better than that! Good on ya, Mississippi!!💕👍💕

Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flagMississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the pro-slavery Confederacy from the Deep South state's flag, the latest symbol of racism to come down amid outrage at the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minnesota. 👏👍👏👍👏👍👏👍👏👍 *GOP lawmakers