The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag in the top left corner, is displayed with the flags of the other states and territories in the tunnel connecting the Senate office building and the U.S. Capitol in 2015. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Mississippi journalist Bill Minor (seated) points out a ceiling inscription to state Sen. David Jordan, D-Greenwood, at the lectern) in Mississippi Senate chambers in 2015. Minor, who died on Tuesday, was being honored in the 2015 ceremony with a Senate concurrent resolution citing his impact on the state's culture. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Emergency crews work on the scene where a train hit a charter bus in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board says the freight train was traveling about 19 mph at the time of the crash. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Burned pews, musical instruments, Bibles and hymnals are part of the debris inside Hopewell M.B. Church in Greenville, Miss., shown Wednesday. The mayor is calling it a hate crime as arson investigators collect evidence at the black church, which was heavily damaged by fire and tagged with "Vote Trump" in silver spray paint. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Susan Glisson, former director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, facilitates discussions on slavery and race. Charles Tucker/Sustainable Equity hide caption

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'Only Cheap Talk Is Cheap': Mississippi Woman Hosts Conversations About Race

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Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said at a press conference Wednesday that Donald Trump "clings to the hateful and intolerant rhetoric of this country's shameful history — a history that we know all too well." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Protesters march on May 1, seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional late Thursday. Jeff Amy/AP hide caption

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In this picture released by the FBI and the State of Mississippi Attorney General's Office, the burned-out station wagon that slain civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were driving in is seen in June 1964 in the Bogue Chitto swamp, some 13 miles northeast of Philadelphia, Miss. FBI/State of Mississippi Attorney General's Office/Getty Images hide caption

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A crowd of around 500 protest against House Bill 1523 outside the governor's office during a rally by the Human Rights Campaign on Monday in Jackson, Miss. James Patterson/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign hide caption

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Protesters call for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to veto House Bill 1523 during a rally outside the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., Monday. The governor signed the controversial bill into law on Tuesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Chris Donald, a Methodist chaplain at Millsaps College, joins other human rights advocates Wednesday at the state Capitol's rotunda, calling for the Mississippi Senate to defeat what they believe is a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill. The Senate passed the bill, which is now on the governor's desk. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Four couples have won their challenge of Mississippi's ban on same-sex adoption. Two of the plaintiffs, Susan Hrostowski (left) and Kathryn Garner, are seen here last summer with their teenage son, Hudson Garner. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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