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This Day in Georgia History

January 24, 2001

Flag Change Bill Approved

A bill to change Georgia’s state flag was approved in the Georgia House of Representatives by a 94-82 vote. As originally introduced, it would have restored the pre-1956 state flag. However, behind the scene efforts led to an agreement on a compromise version that would show the state seal in gold on a blue field, with five small flags that have flown over Georgia – including the 1956 state flag that contained a large Confederate battle flag – on a gold banner beneath the seal.

Image of Flag Change Bill Approved View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government