Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag

Observers in the gallery applaud after the Senate voted to change the Mississippi flag Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi lawmakers voted to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the flag, triggering raucous applause and cheers more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the measure.

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