The decision to remove the Confederate emblem from Mississippi's state flag is being cheered by politicians and civil rights leaders alike. (Source: WLBT, WJTV, WAPT, CNN, Hearst, WJLA: WRAL, WVUE, Getty Images, YouTube, MS Gov's Office via CNN Wire)
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill that takes a historic step to retire the last US state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from their state flag, triggering raucous applause and cheers more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War.