Fundraiser set up for local volunteer group after controversy over Mississippi flag

The Mississippi Magnolia flag flies on Egan Drive, in downtown Juneau. (Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)
The Mississippi Magnolia flag flies on Egan Drive, in downtown Juneau. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)

Former Assemblyman Marc Wheeler has set up a fundraiser for local volunteer group Friends of the Flags. Wheeler has so far raised more than $500 of the campaign’s $1,000 goal.

The funds will support Friends of the Flags, “and their courageous decision to replace the Mississippi state flag with the Mississippi Magnolia flag,” according to the website.

Friends of the Flags is a volunteer group that organizes and maintains the all-states’ flags display in downtown Juneau during the summer. After a monthlong debate over removing the flag—which has an image of the full Confederate flag in its upper left corner —the flag was removed last Saturday morning.

The funds will be donated to the group after paying the cost of replacing the flag, approximately $120, according to the website.

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