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Mississippi Native Faith Hill Urges Change to State Flag

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Faith Hill performs onstage during the "Soul2Soul" World Tour at Staples Center on July 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

As the country comes together in an effort to eradicate symbols of racism, the debate over the Mississippi state flag is at the forefront of the conversation. Mississippi native, Faith Hill has spoken up on the topic, calling for the state legislature to change the flag.
“I am a proud MS girl and I love my home state. When I think of Mississippi, I think of my mom and dad, the church I grew up in, high school football, and where I fell in love with music,” Hill tweeted. “Now, it is time for the world to meet the Mississippi of today and not the Mississippi of 1894 (when the MS legislature voted on the current flag).”
The Mississippi state flag came about during the four-year civil war. It was the flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, later named the Confederate flag, due to the segregationist Dixiecrat party using it as a symbol in the 1950s. Some say the flag represents Southern pride while others see it as a symbol of racism.
Hill acknowledges that some may see the Mississippi state flag as a sign of southern pride but she says, “we have to realize that this flag is a direct symbol of terror for our Black brothers and sisters.” Here’s the complete story from Taste of Country.

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