State Spotlight: Mississippi

1996 Kids Quilt; Mississippi
The September 25, 2012 Today in History post featured William Faulkner, creator of the fictional Yoknapatawpha County which was based upon and inspired by Lafayette County, Mississippi. Find out all about the real state of Mississippi through a review of thousands of primary sources available online from the Library of Congress.

Mississippi primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Mississippi images

Mississippi maps

Mississippi historical newspapers

Mississippi life histories narratives

Mississippi slave narratives

Mississippi oral history & song recordings

Mississippi sheet music

Civil rights oral histories mentioning Mississippi

Event video recordings related to Mississippi

Mississippi books & articles

Mississippi correspondence and other texts

U.S. legislation related to Mississippi

Mississippi Guide to Law Online

Mississippi stories from America’s Library

Hiram Revels: First African American Senator Headlines & Heroes February 18, 2020
North Mississippi Home Place Library of Congress Blog May 29, 2019

“People Who Stood Up”: Mississippi Women in the Civil Rights Movement Folklife Today June 4, 2017

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