JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators have voted to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag.
Mississippi’s House and Senate voted Sunday to retire the flag adopted in 1894. It's the last state flag that includes a Confederate symbol that many people condemn as racist.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill.
The change comes amid widespread protests over racial injustice. Mississippi has a 38% Black population.
A commission would design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate symbol but must have the words “In God We Trust.”
Voters will be asked to approve the new design in the Nov. 3 election.