Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove
rebel emblem from flag
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Mississippi lawmakers voted
Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem
from the state flag more than a century after white
supremacist legislators adopted the design a genera-
tion after the South lost the Civil War.
Spectators in the Capitol cheered and applauded after
the votes in the House and Senate.
Each chamber had broad bipartisan support for the
historic decision. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has
said he will sign the bill, and the state flag will lose its
official status as soon as he does. That could happen
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