Thursday, March 23, 2023

UM Student-Led State Flag Rally Opposed by Members of Klu Klux Klan

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This afternoon at 12:30 p.m., the University of Mississippi chapter of NAACP held a student-led rally in opposition of the campus presence of the Mississippi state flag due to its Confederate battle flag design.

An hour later or so, a Georgia chapter of the Klu Klux Klan arrived on campus to counter-protest. The University police officers escorted the KKK members off-campus.

Read The Clarion-Ledger for the full story. It has pictures and videos of the incident on-campus.

The UM chapters of NAACP and College Democrats have penned a resolution concerning the state flag’s presence on campus for the Associated Student Body government to consider on October 20.

Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at She can be reached at