WATCH: South Mississippi political, civic leaders react to historic state flag change

WATCH: South Mississippi political, civic leaders react to historic state flag change
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Tate Reeves officially retired the state flag of Mississippi with its Confederate battle emblem. To reflect on this historic moment, we're joined now by radio personality, community leader, and South Mississippi activist Tabari Daniels.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - As Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill Tuesday to retire the 1894 state flag, Mississippi made history. The state was the last in America to still fly a flag featuring the Confederate battle flag. Many see its removal as a step in the right direction for justice and equality in Mississippi, while others caution that the fight isn’t over.

WLOX News spoke with a number of political and civic leaders from South Mississippi Tuesday to get reaction on this historic day. You can watch their interviews in full below:

Radio personality, activist Tabari Daniels reacts to retiring the state flag
Rep. Sonya Williams Barnes reflects on Mississippi flag change
Biloxi Councilman Felix Gines on the battle to change Mississippi's state flag
Coast civic leader Carlos Bell on what's ahead after state flag decision
Pastor Carlton McCarter on retiring the Mississippi state flag
Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill to change Mississippi's state flag

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Posted by WLOX-TV on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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