Dual State Flag Proposal Flies Again In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — For the second straight year, Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Mississippi House of Representatives Greg Snowden has introduced a bill that, instead of replacing the current design of the state flag, would add a second flag featuring the magnolia design. The bill provides a compromise by allowing the current and new flag to be flown either together or separately. The Mississippi Magnolia Flag was the official state flag from 1861-1865; the current flag which features the controversial Confederate symbol was adopted in 1894. In 2001 64 percent of Mississippians voted to keep the current design, but the conversation surrounding the flag has resurfaced and intensified in the past few years.

 


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