Black lawmakers to protest about flag’s Confederate emblem
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSThe Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – In part of a sweeping debate about the public display of Confederate symbols across the South, some black legislators in Mississippi say they are boycotting a regional meeting that their own state is hosting this summer, to protest the rebel emblem on the state flag.
The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking the Southern Legislative Conference to push Mississippi to lose its status as the last state with a flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem – a red field topped by a blue tilted cross dotted by 13 white stars.