About the New Magnolia Mississippi Stage Flag
“The New Magnolia” Mississippi State Flag, designed by graphic artist Rocky Vaughan, was approved by voter referendum in the November 2020 election. This new flag design replaced Mississippi's previous flag design, which dated back to the Civil War and featured the controversial cross from the Confederate battle flag. The 1894 Mississippi flag design was retired in June 2020.
According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the flag's new design "represents Mississippi’s sense of hope and rebirth, as the Magnolia often blooms more than once and has a long blooming season.”
Designing & Selecting the New Mississippi State Flag
The law retiring the old Mississippi flag dictated that the new design could not contain the Confederate battle emblem and must include the words, “In God We Trust.” The public submitted nearly 3,000 flag designs, from which state officials chose the New Magnolia.
The New Magnolia design was then placed on the ballot during the November 2020 election. Mississippi voters were simply asked whether or not they wanted to adopt it. The majority – 68 percent – voted in favor of the new design.
Other Mississippi State Flags
Gettysburg Flag Works also carries the Bonnie Blue Flag, which Mississippi adopted immediately after it succeeded from the Union, as well as the original Mississippi State Flag - the Magnolia Flag of Mississippi, which remained in use from 1861 until 1894.
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