Mississippi faces reckoning on Confederate emblem in flag

Members of Working Together Mississippi, a religious leadership organization, listen as Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup, Sr., of the Mid South Diocese of the Fellowship of International Churches, center, calls for the removal of the Confederate battle flag that occupies the canton portion of the current Mississippi state flag, Thursday, June 11, 2020, during a news conference on the steps of The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Jackson, Miss. The organization, represents a number of diverse faiths. The group believes the removal of the emblem would be a symbolic gesture by the state to seek repentance and racial reconciliation.