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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:51 PM

Mississippi Approves License Plates With New State Flag Design


Laurin Stennis says her flag design represents unity. It has red vertical bars on each side and a white center with a large blue star encircled by 19 smaller ones, representing Mississippi as the 20th state. Photo courtesy Stennis Flag Flyers



JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday authorizing the state to sell several new specialty license plates, starting July 1. One of them features a proposed state flag designed by Jackson artist Laurin Stennis.

Legislators have not changed the actual flag that's the last in the U.S. with the Confederate emblem, although some have pushed for the "Stennis Flag."

Stennis says her design represents unity. It has red vertical bars on each side and a white center with a large blue star encircled by 19 smaller ones, representing Mississippi as the 20th state.

Read more: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/photos/2019/apr/19/33983/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:08 PM

1. A step in the right direction!

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:39 PM

2. Will be interesting to see who chooses that tag.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. Certainly better looking than the current flag.

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