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MSU, MUW stop flying Confederate-themed Mississippi flag; Delta State last holdout

Two more Mississippi universities have stopped flying the state’s flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem, decisions that drew rebukes from the governor. Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women confirmed Tuesday that they removed the flag from outdoor flagpoles over the summer. The universities’ actions came after state lawmakers failed to act on changing the flag this year. ...

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House would ban Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles

The House voted on Thursday to ban the display of the Confederate flag on flagpoles at federal veterans’ cemeteries. The 265-159 vote would block descendants and others seeking to commemorate veterans of the Confederate States of America from flying the Confederate Battle Flag over mass graves on the two days a year that flag displays are permitted. California Democrat Jared ...

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Mississippi lawmakers not erasing Confederate emblem on flag

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators this year won’t attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can’t find a majority to remove the symbol from the 122-year-old banner. Tuesday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among hundreds of measures that died without being ...

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Greenville City Council votes to remove state flag

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council has voted to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city properties and buildings. The Delta Democrat-Times reports council member voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of removing the flag. Mississippi law does not compel cities to fly the state flag, which may be displayed from all public buildings. Council members voted after hearing from ...

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University students discuss Mississippi flag at campus forum

COLUMBUS — Students and members of the community gathered at a Mississippi University for Women forum to discuss the state’s flag. The Commercial Dispatch reports Monday’s forum was put together by the school’s Student Government Association. Following a brief lecture on the history of Mississippi’s state flags, students were given the chance to ask questions about its current flag. Some ...

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1 Miss. flag initiative withering, but supporter plans more

JACKSON — One proposal to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is about to die. But, a flag supporter says others are being filed. Greg Stewart is director of Biloxi’s Beauvoir, the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. He’s among those pushing a ballot initiative to enshrine Mississippi’s flag design in the state constitution. Stewart says ...

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