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Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon. Legislators have filed bills that propose to either change the flag that has been used since 1894 or punishing schools and other public entities that refuse to fly it. Leaders say there’s little chance any bill will survive because there’s ...

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Analysis: Mississippi flag folded at some public buildings

  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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