Mississippi was the last state to actively fly the confederate battle flag within the canton of it’s own state flag. For many years, state-funded universities and some cities around the state refused to put up the flag. In 2001 a motion was put to popular vote, but in the end nothing was changed. As the issue became more urgent, with white supremacists flying not only the Confederate and the Nazi flags, but also Mississippi’s state flag, a group of Mississippians began creating a podcast to tell the story of how Mississippi is changing itself from within.
We saw an opportunity to showcase the future of our state, not the past. We wanted our listeners to shape the outcome of that story. And they did.
This is Red Flag.
Episode 9: In Whom Do We Trust?
Several years ago, when we started this podcast, we used stars as an example of how people of various perspectives and backgrounds can look at the same image but take different meanings from it. Obviously this was our entry point to talking about the now former Mississippi flag and the confederate imagery that was so prevalently featured on it. As we conclude this podcast with a look behind the scenes at the state capitol and look ahead to the new flag design referendum, we want to ask you to keep considering the question of how you view our home and what a place like Mississippi means to you.
Episode 8: Mississippi Youth Matter
This week, we talk with the organizers of BLMSip who succesfully put together one of the largest State capitol protests, in recent history.
Episode 7: 2020
Spoilers! The flag came down y'all! But was the really an overnight decision? And at what cost did it take to bring us here? The Red Flag podcast welcomes you back to Mississippi for this 3 part finale, exploring the path that lead the last state in the union to take down it's confederate battle emblem.
Final Debates and Final Votes HB1796 - 6/28/20
Final Debates and Final Votes from the floor of the Mississippi Senate - 6/28/20
Mississippi Senate Debates Changing the Mississippi State Flag - 6/27/20
Mississippi Senate Jun 27 2020
Mississippi House of Representatives Debates Changing the Mississippi State Flag - 6/27/20
Mississippi House of Representatives Jun 27 2020
85-34 towards changing the State Flag of Mississippi
I’m a crime-junkie so this IS NOT my typical kind of podcast, however, I have enjoyed this SO MUCH! It is very knowledge and insightful and I ended up feeling so much joy for the state of Mississippi and it’s people. Great listen!!!
This podcast is brilliant, I started listening to it in early 2019 and so wanted the conversation to continue! I have shared the podcast with so many friends and family. These last 3 new episodes have been at least a 150 years in the making and you helped make it happen. Thank you!
Thank you so much for sharing the House and Senate hearing and vote for changing the flag in Mississippi. I am a native of Mississippi who now lives in North Carolina but so many people I love still love there and are effected by the vote. What a historic day! Thank you again for sharing.