Date of Entry:
December 10, 1817
|Map of USA. Mississippi outlined in dark ink & with|
name written on it.
|A close-up of Mississippi & its neighbors.|
Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas
Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico
48,430 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi
Famous Geographical Point:
The Magnolia State. So named for the abundance of magnolia trees, which are also their state tree. The magnolia flower is their state flower. They are apparently very proud of their magnolias.
Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights & voting rights activist
Book Set In/About:
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
This novel covers the course of 30 years and focuses on the fate of the Compsons, who are disgraced Southern aristocrats.
Movie Set In/About:
"In the Heat of the Night" (1967), directed by Norman Jewison
Set in a fictional Mississippi town, when a Northern black police detective becomes embroiled in a murder investigation, racial tensions flair.
Headline of the Day:
“Final Parts of Mississippi Budget Set During Special Session” in U.S. News & World Report.