Governor signs historic bill to remove Confederate symbol from Mississippi flag

Lawmakers have seen increasing pressure to change the flag amid a nationwide reckoning with systematic racism

Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem, a racist symbol that has served as a source of division for generations.

Republican governor Tate Reeves signed a historic bill withdrawing the state’s 126-year-old flag on Tuesday.

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