Dan Jones, former chancellor of Ole Miss, says it's time to change the Mississippi flag. Photo courtesy Ole Miss.
The Jackson Free Press received this letter to the editor this morning via our web comment form and confirmed it's from Dan Jones, former Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Verbatim below:
I join my voice to that of others encouraging a change in our state flag. My life experience has offered many opportunities for conversations with many people from all walks of life about our state flag and other symbols of the Confederacy. It is clear to me that symbols matter. It is time to change this one.
To my friends who point out the protection offered by our nation's constitution to express ourselves freely, I point out the sentiment from Holy Scripture that calls on each of us to give up our own rights for the sake of others.
These thoughts are offered from me individually and not representing any organization.
Dan Jones Citizen of Mississippi