SCLC wants Mississippi flag removed - - Jackson, MS

SCLC wants Mississippi flag removed

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi state flag, with it's three horizontal stripes and Confederate battle flag, continues to draw criticism; this time from the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference based in Atlanta. 

Does the flag represent state pride and southern heritage or black slavery and racist traditions? 
Members of the SCLC along with activists say it's time for the flag to be replaced. 
"It's  just what it says," said Rev. Charles Steele, Jr. "It's history and it should be commemorated away from the public in a museum or some other source in terms of it's significance." 
The SCLC members say they will encourage non-violent protests against the flag to have it removed.   
" Now we gonna take it to the Governor, to the people, whatever," Steele told reporters. "We gonna fill up the jails, we gonna demonstrate, whatever it takes. Non-violently we are going to bring attention to it and I want to serve notice on this, the world is watching you."
While other  states are removing their flags and symbols, one Jackson councilman stressed there were other priorities as well.
 "If I had to choose today, to choose today between changing the economics and the economics and political control of the community over the flag, I would choose the economics and political control. I would choose that first if I had a choice." said De'Keither Stamps.
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