WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Mississippi State flag and other confederate symbols have been taken down at the United States Capitol.
It all happened after Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a resolution requesting the removal of those images from House-controlled spaces.
Within the tunnel you will find a flag from every state running along the wall between the House office and Capitol. Eventually those flags will be replaced with prints of each state’s coin.
“Given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display,” Congresswoman Candice Miller, who also serves as chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, “I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the confederate flag, and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views. However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.”
Mississippi NAACP leaders are enthusiastically applauding Congressman Thompson’s efforts.
“I can only hope that this understanding will somehow reach the hearts and minds of the elected officials in the State of Mississippi and they will follow suit and rid our state of this ultimate vestige of slavery and bigotry,” wrote Thompson.