Black Legislators To Boycott Southern Legislative Conference In Mississippi Because Of State Flag


Black Legislators To Boycott Southern Legislative Conference In Mississippi Because Of State Flag

MEMPHIS, Tenn (LocalMemphis.com) – The Mississippi state flag flying over the state capitol with its Confederate emblems is once again causing controversy in the Magnolia State.
Members of the black caucus sent this letter to the Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference, Mississippi House Speaker, Philip Gunn.
The letter signed by dozens of Black state lawmakers who will not attend the annual conference this weekend in Biloxi Mississippi because of the state flag.
MS State Representative Sonya Williams-Barnes chairs the states Black Caucus.
“The flag represents oppression, and we are demanding the flag comes down,” said Williams-Barnes.
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