By JEFF AMY
Delta State University President Bill LaForge announced the decision Thursday in a news release, saying the flag has been retired to the university’s archives.
After Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women lowered the flag this summer, the 3,600-student school in Cleveland was the last displaying it. Delta State flew the flag alongside American and university banners on large flagpoles at one end of its main quadrangle, facing a state highway.
LaForge says the university acted because state government hasn’t moved to change the flag. The university called for a different state banner in 2015, with LaForge saying Mississippi needs a flag symbolizing unity, not divisiveness.