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'Free to create': Artist paints murals to enhance history

Added 11-22-20 01:03:02am EST - “When Cody Crotts, 25, painted his first mural of the new Mississippi flag in his hometown of Corinth, he thought it could be a conversation starter.” - Washingtontimes.com

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - When Cody Crotts, 25, painted his first mural of the new Mississippi flag in his hometown of Corinth, he thought it could be a conversation starter.

When he was approached about painting the flag in downtown Corinth, voters had yet to decide whether to officially adopt the design as the state’s flag. But Crotts was excited to be part of the idea, though he noted the timing was early.

“Either for or against the idea of this design in particular, it’s still the idea of going to vote for change,” Crotts said. “It was a matter of having that conversation. That was really important to me, for the state of Mississippi to go out and vote.”

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When the flag vote passed with over 71% support, as of Nov. 5 according to the Associated Press, he saw it as a sign to continue to change and “see where it goes from city to city.”

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