"We call on Mississippians and even more so the leadership that resides in this building to work in a way that really suggests leadership, and not accept this and say 'Well there's nothing we can do,'" Mfume said.
Since Mississippians overwhelmingly voted to keep the current state flag with the confederate battle emblem, Mfume said the NAACP isn't sure if there will be economic actions against the state, calling it unpredictable. However, he did say the association will be closely watching the legislature.
Speaker Pro Tem Robert Clark does not see the legislature taking any action on the issue any time soon.
"I don't care what we go up there and vote on as a legislature, if two-thirds of the people of the state of Mississippi voted for something or against it to put in the constitution, the constitution takes precedent over any legislation that we can pass," Clark said.
Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said the meeting was a step forward in that it opened up dialog about the issue. But Musgrove agrees with Speaker Pro Tem Clark.
"As I told Mr. Mfume, the people of Mississippi have spoken. The issue was put before them, and they spoke. I respect the will of the people," Musgrove said.