“The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) refuses to turn its back on the millions of people who are forced to live and function under the oppressive symbol of our state flag,” Chairwoman Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport, said in a statement.
The Legislative Black Caucus requested that SLC support its efforts to replace the flag with one that all Mississippians can fly proudly, Williams-Barnes said at the time.
A call placed to Williams-Barnes regarding Gunn’s comment on attendance brought this statement on Monday:
“The MLBC (Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus) reaffirms its commitment to the people of Mississippi. We are joined by NBCSL (National Black Caucus of State Legislators), Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, Texas Legislative Black Caucus and colleagues from Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama and Florida in our efforts to replace the flag with one that all Mississippians can fly proudly.”