• With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    JACKSON, Miss. - With a stroke of the governor's pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem - a symbol that's widely condemned as racist.
    Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed the historic bill Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations.
    “This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be reconciled and to move on,” Reeves said on live TV just before the signing. “We are a...
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  • WATCH: Mississippi's Republican Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Symbol from State Flag

    WATCH: Mississippi's Republican Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Symbol from State Flag

    6 days ago - By Mediaite

    Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law on Monday that would remove the Confederate battle symbol from his state's current flag, which will be replaced by a new design to be decided later.
    MSNBC's Ari Melber played a clip of the Republican governor officially passing the legislation and giving brief comments on the historic move, which was prompted by the nationwide protests over racial injustice ignited by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police last month. Mississippi's state flag had incorporate the Confederate battle flag into its upper left corner, or union...
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