Faith Hill Wants Mississippi To Change Its Flag - Noise11.com
Faith Hill, music news, noise11.com

Faith Hill

Faith Hill Wants Mississippi To Change Its Flag

by Music-News.com on June 29, 2020

in News

Faith Hill has implored Mississippi lawmakers to remove controversial Confederate imagery from the state’s flag because it is a ‘direct symbol of terror’ for the black community.

The singer has joined calls to update the state banner amid renewed racial tensions and ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota in late May.

Country star Hill, who was born and raised in Mississippi, took to Twitter late on Thursday to outline her argument for meaningful change.

“To the Mississippi legislature: It’s time to change the state flag,” she began in a series of posts, published as officials in the state House of Representatives considered holding a vote on the matter on Friday.

Declaring she is a ‘proud MS girl’ who loves her home state, the musician continued: “Now, it is time for the world to meet the Mississippi of today and not the Mississippi of 1894 (when the MS legislature voted on the current flag).”

Hill acknowledged the flag’s heritage but pressed her point that now is the right time for change:

“I understand many view the current (Mississippi state) flag as a symbol of heritage and Southern pride, but we have to realize that this flag is a direct symbol of terror for our Black brothers and sisters.”

Mississippi’s banner is the last remaining state flag to feature the Confederate imagery, which was recently banned from all NASCAR events.

Public pressure to take down Confederate monuments across the U.S. has heavily increased in the wake of Floyd’s murder.

music-news.com

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers Announce The Third Gleam At A Time Of Crisis

Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers have announced their third instalment of the Gleam series ‘The Third Gleam’ at a time of isolation and frustration, at a time of COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter.

1 day ago
Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Tour at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 24 February 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Robbie Williams Joins Liverpool Choir For Remote Version of ‘Angels’

Robbie Williams joins Liverpool’s LMA Choir for a special remote rendition of his classic, Angels.

2 days ago
Sia photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sia Is A Grandmother

Sia has become a grandmother at 44.

2 days ago
Lenny Kravitz - Photo by Nadine Koupaei
Lenny Kravitz To Release His Memoirs

Lenny Kravitz will detail his childhood up through the release of his 1989 debut album in a forthcoming memoir, titled Let Love Rule.

2 days ago
Adam Gaynor
Former Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Adam Gaynor Starts His Creationville Podcast Series

Adam Gaynor, the rhythm guitarist and original member of Matchbox Twenty, has kicked off his first ever podcast series ‘Creationville’.

2 days ago
Mary J Blige Sun Goddess
Mary J. Blige Has A Little Wine

Mary J. Blige has ventured into a new line of business, working in partnership with a vineyard to create her own brand of wine.

3 days ago
Dr Dre
Dr. Dre’s Marriage Ends After 24 Years

Dr. Dre and his wife are ending their 24 year marriage.

3 days ago