Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP
Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP

US state of Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem on flag

  • It is the latest symbol of racism to come down amid outrage at the police killing of George Floyd
  • Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after Georgia dropped it in 2001

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Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP
Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the proslavery Confederacy from the Deep South state’s flag. Photo: AP
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