University of Mississippi Department of Athletics Bans “Dixie” from Being Played at Football and Campus Events

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The department of athletics at the University of Mississippi has banned the playing of the song “Dixie” at all events on campus. The song, sometimes referred to as the Confederate National Anthem, has been played at football games and other campus events for at least the past 70 years. In 2015, the song was played by university bands during pregame tailgating parties and on the field before the game a total of 14 times.

In a statement, the athletics department said that they “asked the band to create a new and modern pregame show that does not include Dixie and is more inclusive for all fans.”

2 thoughts on “University of Mississippi Department of Athletics Bans “Dixie” from Being Played at Football and Campus Events

  1. Pingback: article: University of Mississippi Department of Athletics Bans “Dixie” from Being Played… – nbx.report

  2. I was the only white left seated in Jr High Games in Albany, Ga in ’68 & ’69. I was flunked in Choir (I’ve sung in Choirs since age 5) in Atlanta, Ga for refusing to sing it. I hope this is the Beginning of a trend. It will not bother me to never hear it again, which I’m sure is true for my Sisters and Brothers of Color.

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