Narrated overview of 2003 temporary exhibit at the herbert hoover presidential library-museum featuring the history, art, and culture along the mississippi r. Introduction the mississippi national river and recreation area is rich with historical and cultural stories the following collection of resources found on these pages are only glimpses into that rich history and illustrate not only why people of many cultures converged here, but how they changed the world. The history of the state of mississippi extends to thousands of years of indigenous peoples evidence of their cultures has been found largely through archeological excavations, as well as existing remains of earthwork mounds built thousands of years ago native american traditions were kept through oral histories the. The mississippi department of archives and history collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications the department's public outreach.
Mississippi: mississippi, constituent state of the us its name derives from a native american word meaning 'great waters' or 'father of water,' which it shares with the mississippi river, the longest river in the country mississippi became the 20th state of the union in 1817 its capital city is jackson. History the mississippi children's museum (mcm) was born in 1994 from the urgent need to improve the health, literacy and well-being of mississippi's children recognizing a vital need for innovative, creative and engaging educational resources for mississippi children and their families, and inspired by the success of. Bibliography mississippi is represented in philatelic literature by: mississippi post offices by alan patera and john gallagher is a complete post office listing a postal history of mississippi, stampless period 1799-1860 by bc oakley has comprehensive coverage for its period, but is now dated you can access my online. Discover the rich history of the mississippi gulf coast region, including information about the french settlement of the area, fort massachusetts on west ship island and more.
The department of history and political science focuses on exploring history both as a subject and a discipline, approached through the lens of critical thinking students investigate the historical narratives of various regions and periods, tracing the influences of the past on our current times. View consolidated chronology of state and county boundaries organizes the historical data chronologically, combining all the county events into a single composite entry for each date each entry is followed by a citation to the primary source(s) used to determine the change also accessible from the chronologies link at.
Think you know all there is to know about ms there are so many obscure details about the state's history of which many are unaware here are 10 of them. There is a lot of history in mississippi, though much of it is negative the cotton plantations that gave the state its early prosperity were also the source of its heavy dependency on black slavery the white landowners who controlled the area never really gave up their sense of authority even after losing the civil war as such. African-american history in mississippi is older than the state itself the earliest african-americans were brought here as slaves before statehood in 1817 less than a half-century after mississippi was granted statehood, the nation erupted in civil war the war brought emancipation, and the slow road to civil rights began.
Mississippi blues trail mississippi is the birthplace of the blues go to http:// msbluestrailorg/ for a complete list of the 200 markers on the mississippi blues trail the mississippi blues trail is an ongoing project of the mississippi blues commission picture see freedom trail markers.
History of segregation still evident in mississippi region merger of two schools to promote greater racial mix marks progress from divided past thu, aug 10, 2017, 01:00 suzanne lynch in oxford, mississippi. Mississippi in history important events, famous birthdays and historical deaths from our searchable today in history archives.
While the majority of funding for the museums has been provided by the mississippi legislature, the foundation for mississippi history raised $17 million in private funds for exhibits and programs and is continuing to raise money for special programs, school visits, promotional initiatives, and new technology you can. Hernando desoto carried the royal standard of spain when he entered mississippi near where columbus now stands in the year 1540 this was the flag which christopher columbus had flown at his masthead when he discovered the new world, and it continued to be the flag of spain for nearly two and. National history day is a nationwide competition for middle and high school students it encourages students to use their creativity to develop original historical research focused on an annual theme the department of history at the university of southern mississippi helps to prepare students for national competition and. Richard ford writes on maude schuyler clay's “mississippi history.