OXFORD, Miss. (WMC) - The University of Mississippi displayed the new state flag on campus Wednesday morning.
Chancellor Glenn F. Boyce released a statement on Twitter announcing the big change. Boyce said, “This flag promotes qualities that unite all Mississippians and embraces the rich diversity of our state.”
On Election Day, 71 percent of the state voted yes for a new state flag. All counties, except two in south Mississippi, voted yes on this measure.
Nine members of the Mississippi state flag commission worked together to find a new design.
They received nearly 3,000 submissions, the process included three rounds of elimination before a final selection was made on September 2.