Nate Bunnyfield (natebunnyfield) wrote,
Nate Bunnyfield

Mississippi voters overwhelmingly approved a measure on April 17, 2001 to keep the Confederate flag in a prominent place on the state banner, rejecting a design, at bottom, that would have removed an emblem widely seen as a symbol of slavery and racism. In official returns, with 67 percent of precincts reporting, 65 percent voted to retain the old flag, which supporters revere as a symbol of southern heritage, while 35 percent voted for the new design.

(State of Mississippi via Reuters)
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