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Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time George Ohr

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

George Ohr

George Ohr is recognized as America's first art potter and one of its finest.

George Ohr

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Bare Knuckles

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Bare Knuckles

The last great bare knuckle title fight took place this week in 1889.

Bare Knuckles

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time The Siege of Vicksburg

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

The Siege of Vicksburg

Abraham Lincoln knew that to conquer the South, the Union had to control Vicksburg.

The Siege of Vicksburg

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Coca-Cola

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Coca-Cola

On a warm summer day in Vicksburg back in 1894, Joseph Biedenharn changed history.

Coca-Cola

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Robert Johnson

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Robert Johnson

According to legend, Robert Johnson sold his soul the the devil in return for talent.

Robert Johnson

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Medgar Evers

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers was born into Jim Crow segregation, and died working for change.

Medgar Evers

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Jefferson Davis

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis was the first and only president of the Confederacy.

Jefferson Davis

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Battle of Corinth

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Battle of Corinth

In 1862, Corinth, Mississippi, was in the crosshairs.

Battle of Corinth

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Jimmie Rodgers

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Jimmie Rodgers

The career of Jimmie Rodgers was brief, but his influence lives on.

Jimmie Rodgers

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time BB King

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

BB King

Two years ago this week, legendary Blues musician B. B. King died.

BB King

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Jim Henson

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Jim Henson

On this week in 1955, an adorable puppet frog named Kermit first appeared on TV.

Jim Henson

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Freedom Rides

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Freedom Rides

In 1961, "Freedom Riders" tested local compliance with laws against racial segregation.

Freedom Rides

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time D'Iberville and de Soto

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

D'Iberville and de Soto

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European explorers ventured into Mississippi.

D'Iberville and de Soto

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time 1927 Flood

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

1927 Flood

In 1927, the Mississippi River overflowed its banks, covering more than ten million acres.

1927 Flood

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Fred Haise

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Fred Haise

On this week in 1970, Fred Haise of Biloxi became the first Mississippian in space.

Fred Haise

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Mississippi Band of Choctaws v. Holyfield

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Mississippi Band of Choctaws v. Holyfield

A milestone for Native American rights was achieved on the back of a law passed in 1978.

Mississippi Band of Choctaws v. Holyfield

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time William Grant Still

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

William Grant Still

William Grant Still, composer of eight operas and many other works, was from Woodville, MS

William Grant Still

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time MSU Basketball

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

MSU Basketball

In 1963, Mississippi State's championship basketball team made an historic decision.

MSU Basketball

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Novelists

Great novelists put Mississippi on the literary map.

Novelists

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Camp Shelby

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Camp Shelby

The Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center was established this week back in 1917.

Camp Shelby

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Universities

The beginnings of public higher education in Mississippi.

Universities

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Actors

Many of today's most famous actors call Mississippi home.

Actors

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Married Women's Property Act

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

Married Women's Property Act

Mississippi was the first state to give married women rights to their own property.

Married Women's Property Act

Video thumbnail: Mississippi: A Thread Through Time TVA

Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

TVA

Tupelo was the first city powered by the TVA

TVA