Clarksdale Municipal Judge Carlos Moore ordered the state flag removed from the courtroom on his first day there in 2017. He says on Tuesday, he started displaying a flag designed by Jackson artist Laurin Stennis , granddaughter of the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis.
Moore tells WREG-TV that Stennis is trying to unite people and recognizes her grandfather was wrong to support segregation. Her design has red bars on the left and right. A white center section has 20 blue stars.
A federal judge in 2016 rejected Moore’s lawsuit that sought to declare the Mississippi flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
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