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Mississippi Flag Continues to Embody Confederate Emblem After Bills Killed in Legislature

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor
talbert.toole@hottytoddy.com

Left to right: The official state of flag of Mississippi and The Stennis Flag that was introduced to Mississippi Legislature in three different bills this year.

The official state flag of Mississippi will remain the same embodying the Confederate flag as multiple bills were killed at the State Capitol today.

Although the current flag continues to represent the state, lawmakers, however, did not reinforce universities, such as Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State, to fly the flag on their respective campuses, according to usnews.com.

Three different bills that were introduced to the state legislature offered a replacement of the flag with what has now become known as “The Stennis Flag.”

Laurin Stennis, the designer of the replacement flag, told Hottytoddy.com last week she would not be surprised if state lawmakers did not pressure their fellow constituents to pass legislation to change the controversial state flag due to it being an election year.

This year three bills that advocated for the official change to “The Stennis Flag” were filed in early January by several lawmakers. At the time of the bills filings, there were two in the House: one by Rep. Kathy Sykes and one by Rep. David Baria; and one in Senate that is sponsored by Sen. Willie Simmons and cosponsored by David Blount.


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