The fight to replace a flag

The Confederate battle emblem is the most enduring symbol of the American Civil War. For 126 years, it appeared on Mississippi’s state flag. Learn about the history of the flag – and its replacement.

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  1. Is there any excuse for flying a flag that was originally associated with a racist cause? Discuss with your partner.
  2. Design your own flag to represent a cause or institution you believe in. What do different parts of it represent?