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    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Looking to the Future

    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

    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Filmmaker Charles Burnett

    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

    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time James Meredith

    Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

    James Meredith

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

    James Meredith

    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time William Faulkner

    Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

    William Faulkner

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

    William Faulkner

    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Margaret Wade

    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

    Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Emmett Till

    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