Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he was ready to sign a bill to replace the state flag due to the symbols of the Confederation of Southern States present on it.
Against the backdrop of protests against racism, state lawmakers began a discussion of the controversial Confederate symbolism that has been on the flag since 1894. The Mississippi flag is the only one in the States to retain the symbol of the Confederation.
Against the backdrop of the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of the police in the United States, discussions about racial discrimination again intensified, protests took place in many cities, and several more monuments to the southerners who fought in the US Civil War were demolished.
During the conflict of the North and the South of 1861-1865, on the basis of slavery, some states broke away from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). The military conflict ended with the victory of the North and the restoration of the United States within its former borders. Slaves were also freed, although the de facto position of African Americans remained unequal in many states until the 1960s.