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U of Mississippi Band Will No Longer Play 'Dixie'

August 22, 2016
 
 

The University of Mississippi, which has been gradually moving away from Confederate symbols that once were dominant on its campus, has decided that its marching band will no longer play "Dixie," Mississippi Today reported. "The athletics department asked [the band] to create a new and modern pregame show that does not include 'Dixie' and is more inclusive for all fans," said a university statement. On social media, many have praised the move, while others have criticized it.

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