The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag met at the Two Mississippi Museums and selected the “New Magnolia Flag” to become the new state flag. The commissioners submitted the design to the governor and the legislature as instructed in House Bill 1796, which established the commission. Mississippians will vote whether to approve the flag design on November 3.
The commission voted to brand the flag the “In God We Trust” flag.
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That’s our vision at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. We are here to help you explore and discover your Mississippi stories.
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Stories are for sharing. Help your students explore their Mississippi history from K-12 to college.
Discover ready-to-use field trip guides, professional development opportunities, a host of classroom resources and information on Mississippi History Day, our history-themed student competition.
News & Articles
On Tuesday, August 25, members of the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag met and chose two flags designs to advance.
Sounds of Prohibition
Join us on Thursday, September 24, for a virtual exploration of the music performed around the state and on the Gold Coast during the days of Prohi
#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club
- Mon, Sep 28 2020, 12 - 1pm
The third "Welty at Home" book club pick is Welty's very own The Golden Apples. Published in 1949, Welty's third short story collection is
History Is Lunch: Larry Wells, "In Faulkner's Shadow"
At noon on Wednesday, September 30, Larry Wells will present "In Faulkner's Shadow" as part of the streaming-only History Is Lunch series.