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Delta State latest to call for change in state flag

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In a statement recently released, Delta State University joins a host of others around the state and has called for a change in Mississippi’s state flag. Cities, towns, counties and schools across Mississippi have taken stands against the flag recently, including Oxford and Greenwood voting to remove the flag from public places this week. As for the public universities, all ...

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Oxford, Greenwood removing Miss. flag from city property

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OXFORD — Oxford and Greenwood have become the latest cities to stop flying the Mississippi flag because it contains a Confederate battle emblem. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 and the Greenwood City Council voted 6-1 to remove the banner from city property. Oxford aldermen also adopted a resolution asking the Legislature to change the flag. Confederate ...

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Analysis: Mississippi flag a potent election-year issue

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  On a sidewalk outside the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion on a hot summer’s evening, an interracial group of about 80 people prayed for state leaders to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Rev. Rosie Jackson of Covington County, with the South Mississippi Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, called the flag a divisive symbol ...

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Notable Mississippians join chorus to change state flag

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JACKSON — Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag. The famed musician, author, actor and athlete joined 60 others in signing a letter titled “A Flag for All of Us,” that appeared as ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Our flag and states’ rights at the Neshoba Country Fair

Ronald Reagan spoke at the Neshoba County Fair in 1980 as he was running for his first term of President of the United States.

In the final months of his first successful presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan gave his most enduring speech right here in Mississippi at the Neshoba County Fair. More important even than his famous “Tear down this wall” speech. According to Republicans like Condoleezza Rice and George Shutlz, the better known “wall” speech was pure rhetoric that did little to end the ...

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House speaker greeted by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair

A current flag supporter waves her protest sign and a small Mississippi state flag at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, July 30, 2015. A small number of protestors made their feelings known as they waves flags and signs in peaceful protest during an address by the Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, who has called for the flag's replacement. The fair is a traditional gathering place for politicians, area residents, business leaders, voters and families. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

PHILADELPHIA — About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair. The fair is one of the year’s largest political gatherings, and Gunn’s speech was his biggest public appearance since late June, when he ...

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Analysis: Mississippi flag folded at some public buildings

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  Mississippi voters chose to keep a Confederate battle emblem on the state flag in 2001, but that election did not equate to a universal embrace of the banner. The flag has disappeared in recent years from some public buildings, particularly in majority-black areas, as local officials expressed concern that it represents division rather than unity. The Mississippi flag has ...

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Vicksburg military park: Little impact from flag proposal

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JACKSON — Congress is arguing over a proposal to ban Confederate flags on rebel graves in cemeteries run by the National Park Service. But even if the plan survives the Senate and becomes law, it would have little effect in the only Park Service cemetery in Mississippi. Only two Confederate soldiers are buried at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The ...

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Mississippi flag supporters rally outside state Capitol

Supporters attend a rally sponsored by the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign, outside the state Capitol, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. Jeppie Barbour, a brother of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is pushing state leaders to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — The Confederate battle emblem should remain on the Mississippi flag because it honors ancestors who fought for the South in the Civil War, a brother of former Gov. Haley Barbour told about 40 supporters of the state banner at a rally Monday outside the state Capitol. “They were fighting for the freedom of the South not to get bossed ...

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