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Mississippi's new flag puts an end to the state's symbolic endorsement of the Confederacy. Understand the 126-year fight to get here:

Mississippi's flag was the last in the US to include a symbol of the Confederacy

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy tells @Lawrence  that Senator Hyde-Smith’s comments about Mississippi and the Confederacy make her the wrong choice for the state. “This is who she is in word and thought and deed.”

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy tells @Lawrence  that Senator Hyde-Smith’s comments about Mississippi and the Confederacy make her the wrong choice for the state. “This is who she is in word and thought and deed.”

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy tells @Lawrence  that Senator Hyde-Smith’s comments about Mississippi and the Confederacy make her the wrong choice for the state. “This is who she is in word and thought and deed.”

From @americansouth : The Mississippi flag — the last state banner in the nation to feature the rebel flag — no longer flies. But the Confederacy lives on in the flags of other formerly Confederate Southern states.

Unlike the Confederacy it honors, Mississippi's old state flag isn't dead yet.

This Mississippi town still celebrates the Confederacy every year with a musical

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This Mississippi town still celebrates the Confederacy every year with a musical

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The US Confederacy only lasted 4 years 1861-1865. Formed by secession of 7 slave states—South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas, convinced that white supremacy and slavery were threatened by the 1860 election of Republican Abraham Lincoln.

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Mississippi's flag, the last US state flag to bear the emblem of the confederacy, was retired on June 30. Here, five emerging artists envision a new design that celebrates their home state.

In the long, passionate debate across the South over rooting out Confederate symbols, Mississippi’s flag remains one of the most conspicuous holdouts — with the battle flag of the Confederacy vividly embedded at the heart of the state flag

As the state of Mississippi decided to take down the Confederate flag, Pres. Trump threatened to veto the NDAA in the name of protecting the Confederacy Pres. Trump seems more concerned with protecting the names of dead Confederate generals than helping living American citizens

The Mississippi flag was the last to bear obvious imagery of the Confederacy. But other state flags still contain Confederate symbology that may be harder to notice.

Mississippi Lawmakers Vote to Retire State Flag Rooted in the Confederacy - The New York Times

Mississippi elementary school named after the president of the Confederacy, will now be renamed after Barack Obama

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President Trump inserted himself into a searing racial debate in the cradle of the Confederacy, barnstorming Mississippi on the eve of a runoff election riven by divergent attitudes about the legacy of segregation and lynching. Read ’s latest:

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