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Myrlie Evers-Williams, a former NAACP chairwoman and widow of Medgar Evers, told rally participants that if Gen. Robert E. Lee recognized the divisiveness of a Confederate symbol that is a part of the Mississippi state flag, then so should Mississippians.

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Hundreds Rally Against Confederate Sign on Mississippi Flag

Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag.


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