6/28/2020 Jackson MS.
Members of the Mississippi House of Representatives historic vote to remove the Confederate flag. HB1796 cleared the es meets in the speakers office to work out the details before HB1796 is brought tot he floor for a historic vote. House and Senate clearing the way to remove the Confederate flag fas the state flag for the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi State legislators gathered at the State Capitol Sunday for a historic vote on HB1796. The MS House of Representatives passed the Bill 91-23 and the MS Senate voted 31-14 in favor of changing the flag. The Bill would allow for the redesign of the Mississippi State Flag, the current flag has the Confederate symbol on it. Mississippi is the last State in the Nation to still have the racist Confederate symbol on its state flag. Black Lives Matter advocates celebrated the historic vote outside the Capitol. The Mississippi House of Representatives passed the Bill and so did the Mississippi Senate, Governor Tate Reeves said he would sign it if it passed. Photo © Suzi Altman