University of Alaska Fairbanks removes Mississippi flag

The state flag of Mississippi is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson. Photo via NPR.
The state flag of Mississippi is unfurled against the front of the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson. Photo via NPR.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has removed a Mississippi flag from a 5-state display, citing the ongoing national discussion about Confederate imagery.

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The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Chancellor Brian Rogers ordered the flag removed Monday morning.

UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says there were no complaints about the flag in the Circle of Flags display in the school’s lower campus, but the chancellor decided to remove the Confederate imagery.

This is the second Mississippi flag to be removed from display in Alaska. Last week, Mississippi’s flag, which features a Confederate battle flag in its upper left corner, was taken down from a main street in Juneau.