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National NAACP wants Mississippi to change state flag

The Confederate battle emblem in the corner of the Mississippi state flag continues to fan the flames of debate over whether or not it should be taken down or changed. (Photo source: WLOX) The Confederate battle emblem in the corner of the Mississippi state flag continues to fan the flames of debate over whether or not it should be taken down or changed. (Photo source: WLOX)
PHILADELPHIA, PA (WLOX) -

The national NAACP could make a formal call for changing Mississippi's state flag as soon as Tuesday.

Curley Clark, Jackson County NAACP President told WLOX News Monday, the measure will stop short of calling for any economic boycott of the state unless the Mississippi's eliminates the Confederate battle emblem from the flag.
 
Friday, the day the Confederate battle flag was removed from the grounds of the South Carolina State House, Clark pledged to bring the issue before the NAACP membership demanding Mississippi remove the battle emblem from its official state flag.
 
"It is time to have the divisive Confederate symbol removed from our state flag and replaced with a symbol that all Mississippians can embrace," Clark said.
 
Clark said Mississippi delegates to the NAACP National Convention have been feverously working on the wording to have an emergency resolution ready to present Tuesday morning at the meeting being held in Philadelphia, PA.  

Clark said the goal of the resolution is to put pressure on Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the legislature to change the flag, however the group has not determined what the consequences may be if Mississippi leaders fail to change the flag.
 
"We haven't agreed upon the different options available.  At this point we are not discussing a boycott; that's an economic option, but not one we are discussing at this time."
 
Members of Mississippi's NAACP chapters are working with national staff on the wording of the measure which will be added to the agenda as an emergency resolution.

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