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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Mississippi Will Be Getting a New State Flag To Replace The Confederate Emblem

Yesterday, Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill to change the state flag.

The current flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem will be scrapped.

Mississippi was the last state in the country to feature the Confederate emblem.

Now, a nine-member commission will start the process of selecting a new flag, and residents will vote on that new flag in November. If rejected, the process will start over again and another vote will be held in November 2021.

The bill prevents the Confederate battle emblem from being included on any future designs.

The state's Republican governor, Tate Reeves, will sign the final bill in the coming days. 

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