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The Mighty Magnolia Flag is the result of two years of researching Mississippi culture, symbolism, and history. What started as a Master's Thesis turned into a love letter to the great state of Mississippi. Below you will find the symbolic breakdown of the flag and the flag specifications.

A

Old Glory Red (Pantone 193 C), Old Glory Blue (Pantone 282 C), and White reflect the colors of the American Flag, signifying Mississippi’s allegiance to the United States. Mississippians are familiar with this color scheme, since it is used on the current state flag.

 

B

Old Glory Red signifies hardiness and valor. It also reflects Mississippi’s red, mineral-rich clay. The dirt was once seen as so nutrient-rich that people in rural areas would ingest it.

 

C

Old Glory Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The blue field is a reference to the Bonnie Blue Flag (1810). Though it was unofficial, it was connected to the state when it was formed in 1817.

 

 

 

 

D

The white strip dividing the red and blue fields represents purity. It is in the form of the Mississippi River meandering towards a horizon line. The river is significant because it is the state’s namesake. The wavy strip also represents a plucked guitar string, alluding to Mississippi’s rich musical heritage. Finally, the curves of the white strip form a stacked double “S,” suggesting the unique phonetic element in the word “Mississippi.”

 

E

The first bend on the central, white strip represents the first stage in Mississippi’s historical timeline. Prior to European exploration, the state was inhabited by native tribes, including the Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Natchez.

 

 

 

 

F

The second bend represents the moment when Hernando de Soto entered Mississippi as the first European to set foot on its soil (1540). This event was detrimental to the native tribes of Mississippi, but pivotal in the state’s history.

 

G

The third bend represents Mississippi’s statehood. It became the twentieth state in the Union in 1817.

 

H

The fourth bend represents Mississippi’s involvement in the Civil War (1861–1865). Mississippi was the second state to secede from the Union (January 9, 1861). Eighteen major battles took place within the state’s boundaries during these years.

 

I

The fifth bend represents the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a tense time of racial conflict and oppression, with eighteen known martyrs in the state of Mississippi.

 

J

The sixth and final bend represents the future of Mississippi. River banks are constantly changing and evolving, which is symbolic of the state’s progression into a more positive direction.

 

K

The white magnolia blossom is a symbol of hospitality, peace, and unity. It also alludes to the Bonnie Blue Flag (1810), which featured a white star on a blue field. The magnolia blossom’s nine petals represent the eight flags that have flown over Mississippi plus this re-design.

 

L

The eighteen “points” on the tips of the magnolia petals represent the eighteen battles fought in Mississippi during the Civil War. The points also symbolize the eighteen Civil Rights murders that took place within the state during the 1950s and 1960s.

 

M

The stamen and carpel of the magnolia blossom are presented in Old Glory Red to represent the bloodshed that has happened in the state, both in Civil War battles and during the Civil Rights Movement. The seeds of the Magnolia Grandiflora fruit are bright red, which suggests growth and renewal. This central red element is also a visual representation of the fiery spirit of Mississippians.

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DESCRIPTION

The Mighty Magnolia flag is divided into 3 vertical sections of Old Glory Red, White, and Old Glory Blue.  The central white section is curvilinear with a diagonal (top central to bottom left) orientation.  A white magnolia is located at the center of the Old Glory Blue field.  The central, conical stamen of the magnolia is Old Glory Red.

 

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