Black Mississippi Lawmakers Set Boycott Over State Flag

Black Mississippi lawmakers set boycott over state flag


Supporters of the Mississippi State Flag gathered on the south steps of the Capitol on Tuesday to celebrate the flag and promote Initiative 58 to adopt the current flag by constitutional amendment. Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger

In this 2015 photo, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson, Miss.(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, 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 …

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