Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the US to bear the Confederate battle emblem following a historic vote by a coalition of lawmakers, both black and white and across the political aisle, on Sunday.
Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, has said he would sign the bill into law as soon as it comes across his desk, likely within the next few days.
On Sunday, lawmakers voted 91-23 to change the controversial flag in a landslide victory in the Republican-controlled House. Hours later the Senate voted 37-14 to retire the flag.