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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Looking to the Future

Mississippi looks to the future in our final Thread Through Time.

Looking to the Future

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Teddy Bear

The teddy bear is a favorite world-wide. And it all started here, in Mississippi.

Teddy Bear

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Carnegie Libraries

In 1904, the people of Meridian wanted a new public library.

Carnegie Libraries

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Statehood

On December 10, 1817 Mississippi became the 20th state in the Union.

Statehood

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Prohibition

Prohibition in the United States ended in 1933, but that wasn’t the case in Mississippi.

Prohibition

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Piney Woods School

Piney Woods was founded in 1909 by Laurence C. Jones.

Piney Woods School

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Filmmaker Charles Burnett

The New York Times has called Charles Burnett America’s “least-known great filmmaker."

Filmmaker Charles Burnett

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

War Heroes

This week we celebrate Veterans Day, and all those Mississippians who have served.

War Heroes

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Constitution of 1890

In 1890, our state adopted a new constitution that would change the course of our history.

Constitution of 1890

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Ghost of Deer Island

It was a calm night when two unsuspecting fishermen landed on the shore of Deer Island.

Ghost of Deer Island

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Underground Nuclear Test

During the Cold War, the U.S. decided to test nuclear weapons underground in Lamar County.

Underground Nuclear Test

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

The Treaty of Doak's Stand

In 1820 two generals met with three Choctaw Chiefs to charter the Treaty of Doak's Stand.

The Treaty of Doak's Stand

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Painters

The artistic talent coming from Mississippi is truly staggering. Consider our painters.

Painters

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

James Meredith

James Meredith was the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi.

James Meredith

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

William Faulkner

William Faulkner used the Mississippi he knew as the foundation for his novels.

William Faulkner

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Margaret Wade

In 1932, Delta State shut down its women’s basketball program, shocking its star player.

Margaret Wade

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Dr. Arthur Guyton

All over the world, medical students study the Textbook of Medical Physiology.

Dr. Arthur Guyton

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Elvis Presley

On this week in 1956 Elvis Presley first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Elvis Presley

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Emmett Till

Outrage over Till's murder became a major catalyst in the growing Civil Rights Movement.

Emmett Till

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Freedom Summer

Hundreds of students came to Mississippi in 1964 to register African Americans to vote.

Freedom Summer

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Hurricanes Camille & Katrina

After Katrina & Camille Mississippians carried on, helping those in need, never giving up.

Hurricanes Camille & Katrina

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Natchez Trace

The Natchez Traces follows a geologic ridge line and predates even Native Americans.

Natchez Trace

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Cotton and Agriculture

In its early years, Mississippi was one of the richest states due to one crop: Cotton.

Cotton and Agriculture

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Greenwood Leflore

Always controversial, Greenwood Leflore lived in two worlds.

Greenwood Leflore