Tate Reeves (R) signed historic legislation into law on Tuesday, officially retiring the state flag from 1894 that contained the Confederate battle emblem.
"This was a hard conversation for Mississippi, but family conversations can often be hard."
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The new law not only retires the state's flag, but initiates the creation of a commission to present a new design to be voted on by the people of Mississippi.
Mississippi was the last remaining state in the U.S. to exhibit the Confederate battle flag on its banner.