Mississippi has a new state flag

Mississippi has a new state flag.

Tuesday, residents had to decide whether to accept a new state flag to replace one that had the Confederate battle emblem.

A single design featuring a magnolia encircled by stars and the phrase “In God we Trust” was on the ballot for a yes or no vote.

A majority of voters said ‘yes’ and the flag will now become an official state symbol.

For the local group, Mississippi Rising Coalition they see the overwhelming support for the new state flag as a huge victory.

Their initial goal as an organization was to see the removal of the Confederate battle emblem on the former state flag. Lea Campbell with Mississippi Rising Coalition said, “Our second goal was to make sure the new flag was supported by a majority of Mississippi and that it was chosen by a diverse group of Mississippians. We couldn’t be prouder and are very satisfied with yesterday’s results.”

Now, the group is working with various communities across the state to help remove what they consider symbols of “white supremacy” from all public places.

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