John Grisham, Morgan Freeman, others call for change to Mississippi flag

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  • "It's time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people" reads open letter
  • These prominent voices already have several influential Mississippi politicians on their side

(CNN)John Grisham has helped pen another legal drama. This time it was not a work of fiction, but a protest letter.

In what has become the latest variation on a recent, but familiar, theme, a prominent group of people signed a letter published Sunday in the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger calling on Mississippi to change its flag.
"It's time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people," read the letter, printed as a full-page advertisement.
    The Mississippi flag currently features an emblem of the Confederate Battle Flag in its top left corner, a symbol that has engendered no shortage of controversy.
    The Mississippi state flag still incorporates the Confederate battle flag.