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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proposals for a New Mississippi State Flag?



 These flags conserve the overall design of the modern Mississippi State Flag.  Instead of the Confederate battle flag you can substitute another non-offensive Southern Heritage symbol - like the Bonnie Blue Flag. This flag takes original design elements, conserves Southern Heritage, and keeps it modern.   
 Here the Southern Crescent is used. Nominally a symbol of South Carolina, but it is also a general symbol of Southern Values.  In this case its meaning can be doubly extended to reflect the new communities of the Islamic South, which in 2015 is an extreme minority.  Also note that an unknown, yet sizable portion of slaves brought over from Africa had Islamic heritage.  The most famous being Kunta Kinte who was popularized in the Roots television series from 1977, played by LeVar Burton and John Amos.
The original Naval Jack of the Confederacy conserves heritage.  It only has seven stars as Mississippi was a part of the Original Southern Seven.  The seven states that left the Union before Lincoln was inaugurated include: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.

This flag has a multilateral meaning.  The crescent symbol is related to the South with a smaller Bonnie Blue Star in the upper corner.  But it can also represent the portion of Islamic African immigrants who were forcibly bonded into American service, long before Mississippi was a state.

Also note the Starry Symbolic preserves some of the modern design, but diminishes Southern Heritage Symbols, if not for basic framework of the original flag. 

In the end it is a good bet that the Original Mississippi State flag from 1861 will be chosen.  If the people of Mississippi decide to change their flag it will mostly likely happen on November 6, 2015.  Reason being, it was 150 years from that date that the last in military service and official Confederate Flag was lowered on the CSS Shenandoah, on November 6, 1865, thus putting a final surrender and salute to the legion of heroes who severed in the US Civil War.  

3 comments:

  1. There seem to be redundant, I would suggest that either the Magnolia, or crossed la cross stcks such as are seen in the Choctaw seal would reflect Mississippi culture much more originally.

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  2. There seem to be redundant, I would suggest that either the Magnolia, or crossed la cross stcks such as are seen in the Choctaw seal would reflect Mississippi culture much more originally.

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  3. Interesting view, I'm certain the flag will change on this years election ballot. Not sure what the design will be, but I'm excited to see what happens. I really do not like the 22 starred meatball design.

    Thanks for sharing

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