Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time Monday, June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, left, is congratulated by Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson after the Senate voted to change the Mississippi state flag at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Hopson presented the bill to the body. Both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature passed the bill to take down the state flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
In this June 29, 2020, photo, Patty and Toby Howard discuss the Confederate battle flag during a visit to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Ga. Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the flag is losing its place of official prominence in Southern culture 155 years after the Civil War ended. “I don’t see it as related to slavery,” said Howard. "To us, it just represents being from the South.” (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Bob Castello, owner of the Dixie General Store, talks during an interview in Chulafinnee, Ala. Castello makes a living selling hundreds of rebel-themed shirts, hats, car accessories and more in an east Alabama county named for a Confederate officer, Gen. Patrick Cleburne. “Business is very good right now,” Castello said Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
FILE - In this June 21, 2020, file photo, race fans fly Confederate battle flags and a United States flag as they drive by Talladega Superspeedway prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Talladega, Ala. The Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence in the South 155 years after the end of the Civil War. NASCAR, has banned the rebel banner from its car races. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, construction workers remove the final soldier statue, which sat atop The Confederate War Memorial in downtown Dallas. The Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence in the South 155 years after the end of the Civil War and some Southern localities have removed memorials and statues dedicated to the Confederate cause. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2020, file photo, David Flynt of Hattiesburg, stands outside the state Capitol with other current Mississippi flag supporters in Jackson, Miss. "I love this flag," Flynt said. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Civil War emblem from the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time Monday, June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, left, is congratulated by Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson after the Senate voted to change the Mississippi state flag at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Hopson presented the bill to the body. Both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature passed the bill to take down the state flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
In this June 29, 2020, photo, Patty and Toby Howard discuss the Confederate battle flag during a visit to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Ga. Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the flag is losing its place of official prominence in Southern culture 155 years after the Civil War ended. “I don’t see it as related to slavery,” said Howard. "To us, it just represents being from the South.” (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Bob Castello, owner of the Dixie General Store, talks during an interview in Chulafinnee, Ala. Castello makes a living selling hundreds of rebel-themed shirts, hats, car accessories and more in an east Alabama county named for a Confederate officer, Gen. Patrick Cleburne. “Business is very good right now,” Castello said Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
FILE - In this June 21, 2020, file photo, race fans fly Confederate battle flags and a United States flag as they drive by Talladega Superspeedway prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Talladega, Ala. The Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence in the South 155 years after the end of the Civil War. NASCAR, has banned the rebel banner from its car races. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, construction workers remove the final soldier statue, which sat atop The Confederate War Memorial in downtown Dallas. The Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence in the South 155 years after the end of the Civil War and some Southern localities have removed memorials and statues dedicated to the Confederate cause. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2020, file photo, David Flynt of Hattiesburg, stands outside the state Capitol with other current Mississippi flag supporters in Jackson, Miss. "I love this flag," Flynt said. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Civil War emblem from the state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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