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Taking Down the Confederacy — Symbol by Symbol

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month, and many are protesting. Mississippi is the last state banner to feature confederate iconography, and the movement to change it has become a klaxon for the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols in America. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis about her organization Take It Down America, and why, for her, this movement is personal. Plus, another artist from Mississippi, Genesis Be, who returns to her hometown to speak to a childhood friend who thinks the flag should stay.

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Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show