BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "MISSISSIPPI"
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Mel Ott's Death

Mel Ott's Death

1958-1963

Former New York Giant Mel Ott died in a head-on collision with a car driven by a contractor named Leslie Curry, an African American man...

Tags: Baseball | Mississippi
Yellow Creek

Yellow Creek Ceremony

March 1978

This press release from TVA announced the ground-breaking ceremony at Yellow Creek Nuclear Plant. Amongst the attendees was the Honorable John C. Stennis...

Tags: Mississippi | Nuclear Power | Press Release

Prentiss Co. Power Assoc.

June 30, 1942

With the help of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Prentiss County Electric Power Association became debt free and finally turned a profit providing low...

Tags: Electricity | Mississippi
James Meredith

James Meredith & Ole Miss

1961-1962

In the same month that Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes matriculated to the University of Georgia (January 1961), another African American student...

Tags: African Americans | Mississippi
University of Mississippi Riots

Investigation into Riots

September-November 1962

In response to James Meredith attending classes at the University of Mississippi, riots broke out on campus in Oxford attracting observers...

Tags: African Americans | Mississippi