Mississippi

flag of Mississippi
The Magnolia State
Admitted December 10, 1817

For 126 years, Mississippi’s flag featured the Confederate Battle flag in its canton. Despite its inclusion of the racist symbol, the people of Mississippi voted to keep this version of the flag in a referendum in 2001.

Following nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, the state finally removed the flag and created a commission to design a new one.

Voters chose The New Magnolia flag, designed by Rocky Vaughan, Sue Anna Joe, Kara Giles, and Dominique Pugh. The flag was made official November 2020 and renamed the In God We Trust flag.

Composition

The Mississippi flag features a field of blue charged with a magnolia blossom at the center. Surrounding the blossom is a circle of twenty white five-pointed stars and a single gold star at the top.

Below the magnolia blossom, the words “In God We Trust” are inscribed.

The field of blue is flanked by gold and red vertical stripes.

flag of Mississippi

Iconography

  • a ring of twenty stars

    20 stars

    Mississippi as the 20th state to join the union

  • five-pointed star

    five-pointed star

    the indigenous peoples of Mississippi

  • magnolia blossom

    magnolia blossom

    hospitality, rebirth

  • In God We Trust

    motto

    faith

Colors

Official color values coming soon.

Blue represents vigilance, justice, and perseverance, red represents hardiness and valor, and gold represents Mississippi’s rich cultural history.


The hex values here are approximations.
Red
#c21f32
Blue
#081f40
White
#ffffff
Cable No. 70001 White
Pantone White
Gold
#eaab22

Construction

Official construction coming soon.

construction sheet for the flag of Mississippi

Previous iterations

  • a magnolia tree centered on a field of white and a blue canton with one white five-pointed star. At the free end is a uniform perpendicular stripe of red

    1861–1894

    The original Mississippi flag, known as the “Magnolia Flag.” The blue canton was modeled after the Bonnie Blue Flag, a symbolic banner of the Confederacy.

  • a fimbriated canton of red with a blue saltire, bordered in white and emblazoned with thirteen white five-pointed stars

    1894–2020

    This controversial flag, featuring the Confederate battle flag, was removed in 2020 following nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.

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