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Then there were 5: Mississippi group narrows flag options

A group recommending a new Mississippi state flag chose five final designs Tuesday — three with a magnolia blossom, one with a magnolia tree and one with a shield that has wavy lines representing water. Mississippi legislators voted in late June to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem that’s broadly condemned as racist. ...

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Intense state lobbying efforts convince legislators to change the Mississippi flag

By BECKY GILLETTE In the middle of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit Mississippi particularly hard, the Mississippi Legislature took up one of the most divisive issues in the state’s history. Just a week before an historic vote on Sunday, June 28, to remove the Mississippi state flag—the last state flag in the U.S. that included the ...

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MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN — The time is now when it comes to Mississippi’s state flag

Symbols are extremely important in our culture and society as they serve as a connection to something greater than our immediate daily lives.  Symbols can represent a collective ideology or a set of norms that guide a community of people, a state or a nation.  Symbols are powerful and can elicit intense positive and negative emotions. Symbols can serve as ...

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