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In 2001, voters in Mississippi decisively rejected changing the state flag.
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October 26, 2015 Students and faculty had called for removal of the banner, which displays the Confederate battle emblem.
University of Mississippi Homecoming Queen Courtney Pearson, as she was escorted on to the football field last Saturday by her father, Cmdr. Kerry Pearson.
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October 18, 2012 Courtney Pearson is the first African-American woman to be elected homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. She says race didn't come up during her campaign. Neither did her size. Only afterward did she hear some cruel comments about her full figure.
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