Full list: Mississippi cities, universities and businesses that have removed or called for a new state flag

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Eric J. SheltonEric J. Shelton/Mississippi Today, Report For America

A fairgoer holds a Mississippi State flag during the Neshoba County Fair Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

As lawmakers consider whether to change the state flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem, dozens of cities and counties, universities and colleges, businesses and powerful associations have either stopped flying the flag or asked leaders to change it.

Lawmakers in both the Senate and House have engaged in conversations about changing the state flag the past two weeks as protests about racial equality have continued across the state and nation. Tens of thousands of protesters in Mississippi have focused their demands around the state flag.

Late last week, as pressure to change the flag continued to grow, lawmakers discussed two options: adopting a second official state flag or letting Mississippi voters decide the fate of the current flag. Lawmakers plan to leave Jackson for the year on Friday.

Below is a running list of those entities that have either removed the flag or asked lawmakers to change the flag. We need your help updating the list. If you see an entity we’re missing, please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Cities

  • Bay St. Louis
  • Biloxi
  • Clarksdale
  • Cleveland
  • Clinton
  • Columbus
  • Gautier
  • Greenwood
  • Greenville
  • Grenada
  • Gulfport
  • Hattiesburg
  • Jackson
  • Laurel
  • Leland
  • Macon
  • Magnolia
  • Marks
  • McComb
  • Moss Point
  • Natchez
  • Oxford
  • Pascagoula
  • Pass Christian
  • Ridgeland
  • Starkville
  • Tupelo
  • Vicksburg
  • Waveland
  • Walnut Grove
  • West Point
  • Yazoo City

Colleges/Universities

  • Alcorn State University
  • Belhaven University
  • Blue Mountain College
  • Coahoma Community College
  • Copiah–Lincoln Community College
  • Delta State University
  • East Central Community College
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Hinds Community College
  • Holmes Community College
  • Itawamba Community College
  • Jackson State University
  • Jones County Junior College
  • Mabus Agency
  • Meridian Community College
  • Millsaps College
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Rust College
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • William Carey University

Counties

  • Adams
  • Hinds
  • Leflore
  • Oktibbeha
  • Tunica
  • Washington

Businesses

  • 4th Avenue Lounge
  • 7SOUTH COFFEE HOUSE
  • 8 Oak Development
  • 180 INTERVENTIONS
  • ACE Cheer Company of Jackson
  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Agracel, Inc.
  • Andercorp
  • Arco Avenue / Row 10
  • AT&T
  • Atmos Energy
  • Barnard Equipment Company
  • Barnes Crossing Auto Group
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • Bankplus
  • B B Concrete Co., Inc.
  • Beard + Riser Architects PLLC
  • Beau Rivage & Gold Strike
  • BeautyCounter with Ashley Dukes
  • Beckham Custom Jewelry Co.
  • Blessey Law Firm
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Bragg Specialty Contractors
  • Burr Forman LLP
  • Butler Snow
  • Carbon Office
  • Carson Law Group, PLLC
  • Champions Basketball Academy
  • Chevron Products Company
  • Clapton Realty Company
  • Clarke Veneers and Plywood
  • Claude Julian’s Clothing Company
  • Coastal Tile, LLC
  • Coastal Waters, LLC
  • Conscious Healing Therapies, LLC
  • Cooperative Energy
  • Core Cycle + Outdoor
  • Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Cotton District Cookies
  • Cox MHP Inc.
  • Creative Distillery
  • Crooked Letter Picture Company
  • CSpire
  • Custom Travel Professionals, LLC
  • d + p Design Build, LLC
  • Davis Purdy Architects, PLLC / Threefoot Brewing Company, LLC
  • Delta Dairy
  • Delta Lodging Group LLC
  • Deviney
  • DIG Creative Solutions
  • Doc’s Doggie Daycare
  • Drax Biomass
  • Donahoo Law Firm, PLLC
  • East Mississippi Business Development Corporation – Board of Directors
  • Elite Detail Services, LLC
  • Elle James Bridal
  • Emmett Till Interpretive Center
  • erica, inc.
  • Evergreen Garden Center
  • Fenian’s Pub
  • Ferriss and Company
  • Fondren Fitness
  • Franklin Eyewear
  • GET SNATCHED LLC
  • Galloway Chandler McKinney
  • Giardinia’s Restaurant
  • Gibbs Travis, PLLC
  • Golden Triangle Development LINK
  • Goodwill South Mississippi
  • Graham Roofing Incorporated
  • Green Diamond Resource Company
  • Guice&Guice Advertising
  • Hall Timberlands
  • Hallie D. Brand Consulting DBA
  • Hancock Whitney
  • Hancock National Resource Group
  • Hardy Reed, LLC
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast (Caesars Entertainment)
  • Historical Replications, Inc
  • Hollis Farms – Anguilla
  • HORNE LLP
  • Hotel and Restaurant Supply
  • Hometown Collective
  • Indigo Cowork; Farmhouse Tupelo; Farmhouse Fulton
  • IPrint
  • Iron Sharp, LLC
  • Irvin Law, PLLC
  • Ivey Mechanical Company
  • J. Ford Agency, Alfa Insurance
  • Jacobs Properties
  • Jones Companies
  • Khafre, Inc / da House of Khafre
  • Keystone Specialty Pharmacy
  • Knight Nonprofit Center
  • Law Office of Sean A. Courtney
  • Law Office of Elise Epperson Deano
  • Legacy Business League
  • Legacy Reel LLC
  • Louisville Pizza Company
  • Marguerite Melton Interiors
  • Martin O’Neal & Associates
  • Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group
  • Material Girls / Highland Park by Material Girls
  • McCarty Architects
  • McLaughlin Garner Group, LLC
  • Merchants & Marine Bank
  • Merle Norman / Luna Bella, LLC
  • Miller Transporters, Inc.
  • Millsaps Avenue LLC
  • MINACT, Inc.
  • Mindful Therapy
  • Mississippi Aquarium
  • Mississippi Blitz
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • Mississippi Export Railroad
  • MLMA
  • Molly Gee and Company
  • Molpus Woodlands Group
  • Moore Media
  • Mosaic Media, Inc.
  • Multicraft International
  • MPS Grants
  • Nicole Boutique
  • Nissan North America
  • NMIDA
  • officePRO
  • Our Mississippi, LLC
  • Paduda, Inc.
  • Parc Branding
  • Park Heights Restaurant
  • Patty Peck Honda
  • Paul Moak Honda Volvo Subaru
  • Planters Bank
  • Pleasant Smiles
  • Premium Productions
  • Pruet Companies
  • R.W. Reed Company, Inc.
  • Renasant Bank
  • Revere Photography
  • RMS
  • Ross & Yerger
  • Ryda Medical Solutions
  • Scarborough Film, Inc.
  • Sellers & Associates, PLLC
  • Shiflett Properties LLC
  • Soulflower Counseling, LLC
  • State Street Group, LLC
  • Strongbox Strategies
  • SummerHouse
  • Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC
  • Tremont Floral
  • The Alliance
  • The Alluvian Hotel
  • The Alluvian Spa
  • The District on Howard Avenue
  • The Hive Blog
  • The Leland Progress
  • The Onyx Method
  • The People’s Bank
  • Therizo Foundation
  • Thimblepress
  • Thomasson Company
  • Thompson’s Welding Services
  • Thrive Health
  • Tommy Kirkpatrick Wedding Films
  • Toyota North America
  • Toyota of Brookhaven
  • Trustmark Corporation
  • Unabridged Architecture
  • Viking Cooking School
  • Viking Range
  • Voice56Studio
  • Wade Incorporated
  • Wade Law Firm PLLC
  • Walmart
  • Weaver Architecture
  • Wells & Co. LLC
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • W.G. Yates and Sons Construction Co.
  • Whitney Bank
  • Wilder Counseling, PLLC
  • Williamson Real Estate, Inc.
  • Wilson & Hiatt Law Office
  • Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
  • Wurmworks
  • Wyolah Films
  • Yelverton Consulting, LLC
  • YoungWilliams

Associations/Organizations

  • Area Development Partnership (ADP) Board of Directors
  • Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC)
  • Community Development Foundation (Tupelo)
  • Conference USA
  • Cooperative Energy
  • Delta Council
  • Delta Health Alliance
  • Empower Mississippi
  • Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
  • Gulf Coast Business Council
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mississippi Association of Educators
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
  • Mississippi Economic Council
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council
  • Mississippi Democratic Party
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Mississippi Library Association
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Mississippi Main Street Association
  • Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Mississippi Manufacturers Association
  • Mississippi Professional Educators
  • Mississippi Realtor’s Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
  • Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Visit Jackson
  • Washington County Economic Alliance
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Woodward Hines Education Foundation