Confederate Flag Mississippi

In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by "re-open Mississippi" protest past the Governor's Mansion, in the background, in Jackson, Miss. This current flag has in the canton portion of the banner the design of the Civil War-era Confederate battle flag, that has been the center of a long-simmering debate about its removal or replacement. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

As Confederate statues and other symbols come down as part of demonstrations and civil unrest sweeping the country, school districts in Mississippi are still required by law to display the state flag.

According to Section 37-13-5 of the Mississippi Code 1972, all public schools in the state are required to display both the state flag and the U.S. flag during daylight hours when school is in session.

Oktibbeha County NAACP President Yulanda Haddix spoke out against the flag and the school district continuing to fly it. She said her organization would discuss initiatives to take the flag down at a meeting held at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse at 6 p.m. this evening.

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