University of Mississippi police officers removed the state flag from campus today in a morning ceremony after a campus-wide push from students, faculty and administrators called for the flag's removal due to its Confederate ties.
Ole Miss joins other Mississippi public universities, including Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State, in choosing not to fly the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem in one corner.
Discussions to change Mississippi's flag have been ongoing for years and were revived last summer.
While many state legislators have spoken out in support of developing a new state flag without Confederate imagery, others, including Gov. Phil Bryant have indicated changing it is not a current priority.
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