Flag: Statement on the Mississippi Flag

Mississippi Flag

Mississippi has a deeply complex history, but the issue with our state flag is simple and straightforward. The design of this banner incorporates a symbol which, though it signifies history and heritage to some, has become a rallying point for prejudice, racism, and hatred across the globe. This flag reflects systems and institutions dedicated to promoting the enslavement of Black people and the resulting inequity that continues today. It represents a time of intolerance, injustice, and inequality. It is time for it to be changed. More than a gesture, replacing it demonstrates that Mississippi intends to be a place and a people that represents and celebrates the humanity, history, and heroism of all Mississippians. We stand For Mississippi, For Good. Forever.

Community Foundation of Mississippi