Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag
Larry Eubanks of Star waves the current Mississippi state flag as he sits before the front of the Capitol, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. While a supporter of the current flag, Eubanks says he would hope lawmakers would allow a proposed flag change to be decided by the registered voters. Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist. Mississippi has the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem a red field topped by a blue X with 13 white stars. White supremacists in the Mississippi Legislature set the state flag design in 1894 during backlash to the political power that African Americans gained after the Civil War.