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The public submitted nearly 3,000 proposals for a new Mississippi flag, featuring magnolias, stars, a Gulf Coast lighthouse and more. The designs were posted on Monday on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website. Mississippi Department of Archives and History via AP hide caption

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Magnolias, Beer Cans and Football: Mississippi Is Designing A New State Flag

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Two Mississippi state flags wave outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in 2019. State lawmakers voted to retire the current flag, and Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign the measure. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Mississippi Black Lawmaker On Taking Down The Flag: A Symbol Of 'Hate And Not Love'

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The Mississippi state flag flies in front of the capitol dome in 2019. Lawmakers have voted to remove and replace the flag. Brandon Dill/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The No. 47 car, driven by Kyle Weatherman, had a "Blue Lives Matter" flag painted on its hood this weekend in Homestead, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang points to South Africa's current flag as he welcomes a ruling against its old flag in Johannesburg Wednesday. At right is Ernst Roets, leader of the AfriForum group that was targeted in the foundation's lawsuit. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Demonstrators hold up a Pan-African flag to protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green

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Local journalist Erik McCowan, standing in the Gonzales Memorial Museum, thinks people should know the history behind the phrase, "Come and take it!" John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

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