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CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO ISIAC NOT ISAAC General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi president Rev. Isiac Jackson calls for a change in the Mississippi state flag, Thursday, June 25, 2020, during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. A large number of Black pastors lobbied their legislators, calling on them to strike the current flag. The current flag has in the canton portion of the banner the design of the Civil War-era Confederate battle flag, that has been the center of a long-simmering debate about its removal or replacement. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Lobbying grows against Mississippi's rebel-themed flag

Jun. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are reckoning with difficult discussions about race and history. “It...

In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by

Mississippi gov might not block change to rebel-themed flag

Jun. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday, for the first time, that he probably would not stand in the way if legislators muster a large enough majority to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Amid the backdrop of national protests over racial...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, left, faces a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. The statues tower over visitors to Kentucky's Capitol, but the state's governor doesn't think the Confederate president belongs in the same space as the U.S. president who helped end slavery. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday, June 4, 2020 that he sees the Davis statue as a divisive symbol that should be removed from the Capitol Rotunda. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky governor seeks vote to oust Davis bust from Capitol

Jun. 11, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor called Thursday on a state commission to vote to remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol's Rotunda, a day after another statue of the Confederate president was toppled by protesters in Virginia. Gov. Andy Beshear's request comes amid a rapidly...