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Dan Mullen, Hugh Freeze Call for Change to State Flag


Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze don't come together for much, but this is one thing they agree on.

In a full-page ad appearing in the Clarion-Ledger, the Mississippi State and Ole Miss coaches along with Morgan Freeman, Archie Manning, and others are calling for the state flag to be changed.

Since other states are progressing and removing the state flag, some figures in Mississippi figure it's time for the state to follow suit.


The ad reads as follows:

"It's simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with the state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved. It's time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people."

Freeze has gone on record before to say the flag needs to be changed.

"I'm a Mississippian," Freeze said. "No one understands the pride of the people and the heritage of that state any better than I do. While I'm not a political figure, that symbol [the Confederate flag] has been hijacked by groups that have meant ill will toward other people. I think it's time we move in a different direction with the state flag."