FLAG FLAP OVER MISSISSIPPI

Premieres at 6pm on Wednesday, October 25 at the Overby Center for Journalism and Politics on the UM campus. Encore presentation at Millsaps in Jackson on Monday, November 6 at 6pm in Room 215 of the Academic Complex.

Does Mississippi's state flag, adopted in 1894 and the last in the United States to incorporate Confederate imagery into its design, represent hospitality or hostility? To some it depicts history and heritage; to others it stands for a history of hate and injustice. The discourse over the flag often becomes so contentious that the debate quickly devolves into a shouting match. FLAG FLAP OVER MISSISSIPPI is a filmic conversation between all sides that will hopefully generate more civil discussion in the public sphere. A film by Rex Jones.