When the last Ice Age ended more than 15,000 years ago, Mississippi looked much different from today.
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From 1519 to 1798, waves of European explorers, traders, and colonists came to the land now known as Mississippi.
"Mississippi Fever" was a different kind of illness, one driven by a mad dash for fertile land to grow cotton.
As the 1830s drew to a close, Mississippians populated lands taken from the Choctaw and Chickasaw.
After the Civil War, Mississippi faced its next great challenge–creating a society not built on racial slavery.
Mississippi welcomed the new century as an opportunity for change.
By 1930, Mississippians earned only about one-third of the national average income.
The decades following the Great Depression and World War II brought new opportunities and new
challenges to Mississippi.
Mississippi’s Native Nations created distinctive cultures and traditions.
The tradition of military service runs deep in Mississippi.
The roots of creativity run deep in Mississippi.
Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign