Jackson, Mississippi

What is Jackson, Mississippi known for?


event+debut

ROH stars face each other on WWE developmental show work Pro Wrestling Torch date 2011-09-18 accessdate 2011-09-18 He made his television debut on the October 24 episode of FCW TV, defeating Mike Dalton with the Ricola Bomb. On January 6, 2012, Cesaro made his WWE live event debut


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to the early-to-mid 1990s, Ole Miss would play many of its big rivalry games, including the heated feuds with LSU (Louisiana State University), Mississippi State (Mississippi State University), Tennessee (University of Tennessee), and Arkansas (University of Arkansas) at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in the state capital of Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), located approximately


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from Jackson. The state government purchased land in Sunflower County (Sunflower County, Mississippi) in January 1901, leading to the establishment of the Parchman Farm (now Mississippi State Penitentiary). "Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman) Photo Collections." Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Retrieved on August 12, 2010. *Greenwood (Greenwood, Mississippi) - WABG-TV 6 *Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) - WAPT-TV 16 *Meridian (Meridian, Mississippi) - WTOK-TV 11 *Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) - WHLT 22 *Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) - WJTV 12 *Meridian (Meridian, Mississippi) - WMDN 24 Highway 80 out of Louisiana runs concurrently with I-20 (Interstate 20) across the Mississippi River to Vicksburg (Vicksburg, Mississippi). At Vicksburg, US 80 runs along Clay Street as a four-lane highway to its intersection with Interstate 20. It stays a two-lane road to Vicksburg. Heading out of Vicksburg, US 80 passes through the towns of Bolton (Bolton, Mississippi) and Edwards (Edwards, Mississippi). After the town of Edwards on Norrell Road, US 80 merges with I-20 until it reaches the western edge of Clinton (Clinton, Mississippi). After Clinton, it passes through Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Flowood (Flowood, Mississippi), a four-lane through Pearl (Pearl, Mississippi), and a four-lane through Brandon (Brandon, Mississippi). After Brandon, US 80 runs parallel to I-20 for the next 100 miles through the towns of Pelahatchie (Pelahatchie, Mississippi), Morton (Morton, Mississippi), Forest (Forest, Mississippi), Lake (Lake, Mississippi), Newton (Newton, Mississippi), Hickory (Hickory, Mississippi), and Chunky (Chunky, Mississippi). After Chunky, US 80 merges with I-20 to Meridian (Meridian, Mississippi) where it becomes a two-lane highway heading to the town of Toombsuba and finally ending at the Alabama state line. US 80 is also merged with Highway 7 and 11 from Meridian to the Alabama state line. Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest In 2006, ''The New York Times'' launched the Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest, offering a college student the opportunity to win a reporting trip to Africa with Kristof by submitting essays outlining what they intend to accomplish in such a trip. From among 3,800 students who submitted entries, Kristof chose Casey Parks of Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi. In September 2006, Kristof and Parks traveled to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic and reported on AIDS, poverty, and maternal mortality. During the trip, Kristof published his ''New York Times'' columns while Parks wrote about her observations in her blog. As part of Operation Home Delivery, housing components were assembled in nearby less-affected locations such as Jackson, Mississippi, allowing much of the construction to be accomplished while basic infrastructure was being restored. Pre-constructed components were then shipped to the affected areas and built at a faster rate. Within two months of the time of the disaster, construction had begun on houses in the Louisiana cities of Covington (Covington, Louisiana) and Slidell (Slidell, Louisiana), near New Orleans. Career Paul Luebke taught sociology at Tougaloo College, a historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi from 1971 to 1975. He taught sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) from 1975 to 1976. Luebke began teaching sociology at UNC Greensboro in 1976 and was awarded tenure in 1982. At the age of 17, Noonan shipped out of Seattle as an ordinary seaman on a British sailing bark, the ''Crompton''. Between 1910 and 1915, Noonan worked on over a dozen ships, rising to the ratings of quartermaster and bosun's mate. He continued working on merchant ships throughout World War I. Serving as an officer on ammunition ships, his harrowing wartime service included being on three vessels that were sunk from under him by U-boats. Taylor, Blaine. "Were They Spies for Roosevelt?" ''Air Classics'', Volume 24, Number 2, February 1988, p. 26. After the war, Noonan continued in the Merchant Marine and achieved a measure of prominence as a ship's officer. Throughout the 1920s, his maritime career was characterized by steadily increasing ratings and "good" (typically the highest) work performance reviews. Noonan married Josephine Sullivan in 1927 at Jackson, Mississippi. After a honeymoon in Cuba, they settled in New Orleans. thumb 400px Grant's Operations against Vicksburg. (File:VicksburgCampaignAprilJuly63.png) In the early months of 1863, Grant pursued various futile operations seeking to capture Vicksburg from the north, causing one newspaper to complain that the "army was being ruined in mud-turtle expeditions, under the leadership of a drunkard Grant , whose confidential adviser Sherman was a lunatic." Smith, ''Grant'', pp. 228–34; Reid, ''Ohio'', 1:385. However, in April Grant proceeded to establish his troops well south of Vicksburg by marching them down the west side of the Mississippi and crossing it with the aid of the Navy. Working well with the Western Flotilla under Acting Rear Admiral David D. Porter, Grant led approximately 40,000 men in the XIII (McClernand), XV (Sherman), and XVII (McPherson) Corps through the Vicksburg Campaign, a masterful 180-mile (288 km) campaign of maneuver against two Confederate armies, Pemberton's Vicksburg force and a relief force under General Joseph E. Johnston. After capturing and briefly occupying Jackson, Mississippi, on May 14, and winning the Battle of Champion Hill on May 16, Grant failed in initial assaults against the Confederate entrenchments at Vicksburg on May 19 and 22 and then settled in for siege operations rather than incur additional casualties. McPherson, ''Battle Cry'', pp. 626–33; Smith, ''Grant'', pp. 234–53. thumb 200px The Magnolia Flag (File:Mississippi 1861.svg) When Mississippi seceded (Secession in the United States) from the Union (United States) on January 9, 1861, near the beginning of the Civil War (American Civil War), the Bonnie Blue Flag (a single white star on a blue field) was raised over the capitol building (Old Mississippi State Capitol) in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) as a sign of independence. On January 26, Mississippi officially adopted a new flag which included the Bonnie Blue Flag in its canton (Canton_(flag)#Description_of_standard_flag_parts_and_terms) and a magnolia tree in its center field. Known as the Magnolia Flag, it remained in use until 1894, when the current flag was adopted. Its central feature is a two-lane parkway road that extends 444 miles (715 km) from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Access to the parkway is limited (Limited-access road), with more than 50 access points in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. The southern end of the route is in Natchez at an intersection with Liberty Road, and the northern end is northeast of Fairview, Tennessee, in the suburban community of Pasquo, Tennessee, at an intersection with Tennessee 100 (Tennessee State Route 100). In addition to Natchez and Nashville, the larger cities along the route include Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) and Tupelo (Tupelo, Mississippi), Mississippi, and Florence, Alabama. ''The National Parks: Index 2001-2003''. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior (United States Department of the Interior) National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway Fact Sheet, February 25, 2010 History Construction was begun by the federal government in the 1930s. For many years in the later 20th century, most of the trace had been complete, but owing to a lack of funds, two gaps remained, especially one, a several miles long bypass of Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi. These final two segments, between Interstate 55 and Interstate 20 (in Ridgeland (Ridgeland, Mississippi) and Clinton, Mississippi, respectively); and between Liberty Road in the city of Natchez, Mississippi and U.S. Highway 61 near Washington, Mississippi, were finally completed and opened on May 21, 2005. The All-American Road (National Scenic Byway) is maintained by the National Park Service, to commemorate the original route of the Natchez Trace. Improved communications (steam boats, stagecoach lines, and railroads (Rail transport)) and the development of ports along the rivers named above, (e.g., Natchez, Memphis, Tennessee, Paducah, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky) made the route obsolete as a means of passenger and freight commerce. As a result, no major population centers were born or developed along the Trace, because of its alignment, between its termini Nashville and Natchez. The two cities of note, near or on the Trace's alignment (Jackson, Mississippi and Tupelo, Mississippi), developed only as a result of their alignment along axis of communication different from the Trace. To this day has there has not been constructed a dedicated rail alignment between Natchez and Nashville, even though the Trace's alignment would be the shortest distance between the two cities. On September 10, 1995, the train was rerouted between


film musical

a series of cliché struggling actor gigs: bartender, waiter, phone answering service attendant and a handful of Off Off Broadway roles, finally earning a role in the music video for David Bowie's "Fashion (Fashion (David Bowie song))" for which he was paid $50 a day and got to meet David Bowie. He also had a bit part (on cutting room floor) in the film musical ''Annie (Annie (film))''. A few Dutch pilots also had escaped and joined the RAF (Royal Air Force) to fight


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as a National Historic Landmark. thumb Standard Life Building, downtown Jackson. (File:Standard Life Building Jackson MS.jpg) Richard Wright (Richard Wright (author)), a highly acclaimed African-American author, lived in Jackson as an adolescent and young man in the 1910s and 1920s. He related his experience in his memoir ''Black Boy'' (1945). He described the harsh and largely terror-filled life most African Americans experienced in the South and northern ghettos such as Chicago under

the city's service by multiple rail lines, including the Illinois Central. Across the street, the new, luxurious King Edward Hotel opened its doors in 1923, having been built according to a design by New Orleans architect William T. Nolan. It became a center for prestigious events held by Jackson society and Mississippi politics. Nearby, the 18-story Standard Life Building, designed in 1929 by Claude Lindsley, was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world upon its completion. Jackson's economic growth was further stimulated in the 1930s by the discovery of natural gas fields nearby. Speculators began searching for oil and natural gas in Jackson beginning in 1920. The initial drilling attempts of the early twenties came up empty. This failure did not stop Ella Render from obtaining a lease from the state’s insane asylum to begin a well on its grounds in 1924. Render found natural gas, but eventually lost the rights when courts determined that the asylum did not have the right to lease the state’s property. Businessmen jumped on the opportunity and dug wells in the Jackson area. The continued success of these ventures attracted further investment and by 1930, there were fourteen derricks in the Jackson skyline. Mississippi Governor Theodore Bilbo stated, “it is no idle dream to prophecy that the state’s share of the oil and natural gas profits properly safe-guarded would soon pay the state’s entire bonded indebtedness and even be great enough to defray all the state’s expenses and make our state tax free so long as obligations are concerned.” This enthusiasm was subdued when the first wells failed to produce oil of a sufficiently high gravity for commercial success. The barrels of oil had considerable amounts of salt water, which lessened the quality. The governor’s prediction is wrong in hindsight, but the oil and natural gas industry did provide an economic boost for the city and state. The effects of the Great Depression were mitigated by the industry’s success. At its height in 1934, there were 113 producing wells in the state. The overwhelming majority were closed by 1955. Dudley J. Hughes, ''Oil in the Deep South: A History of the Oil Business in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, 1859–1945'' (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1993), 67–86. Jackson's Gold Coast During Mississippi's extended Prohibition period, from the 1920s until the 1960s, illegal drinking and gambling casinos flourished on the east side of the Pearl River, in Flowood along the original U.S. Route 80 just across from the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Those illegal casinos, bootleg liquor stores and nightclubs made up the Gold Coast, a strip of mostly black-market businesses that operated for decades along Flowood Road. Although outside the law, the Gold Coast was a thriving center of nightlife and music, with many local blues musicians appearing regularly in the clubs. The Gold Coast declined and businesses disappeared after Mississippi's prohibition laws were repealed in 1966, allowing Hinds County, including Jackson, to go "wet". "Gold Coast", Blues website In addition, integration drew off business from establishments that earlier had catered to African Americans, such as the Summers Hotel. When it opened in 1943 on Street, it was one of two hotels in the city that served black clients. For years its Subway Lounge was a prime performance spot for black musicians playing jazz and blues. In another major change, in 1990 the state approved gaming on riverboats. Numerous casinos have been developed on riverboats, mostly in Mississippi River towns such as Tunica Resorts, Greenville, Vicksburg, and Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi) on the Gulf Coast. Before the damage and losses due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the state ranked second nationally in gambling revenues. World War II and later development During World War II, Hawkins Field (Hawkins Field (airport)) in northwest Jackson was developed as a major airbase. Among other facilities and units, the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School was established there, after Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands. From 1941, the base trained all Dutch military aircrews. In 1949, the poet Margaret Walker began teaching at Jackson State University, a historically black college. She taught there until 1979, and founded the university's Center for African-American Studies. Her poetry collection won a Yale Younger Poets Prize. Her second novel, ''Jubilee (Jubilee (novel))'' (1966), is considered a major work of African-American literature. She has influenced many younger writers. Civil Rights Movement in Jackson


music solo

, disco Career Born in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi, Kinney began singing in the late 1960s, and joined the vocal group (band (music)), The Poppies (The Poppies (American band)), replacing their former singer, Patsy McClune. Kinney remained in the group with Dorothy Moore and Rosemary Taylor for about two years, and also released a solo (solo (music)) single (single (music)), "Your Love's Not Reliable", during this time, however


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, featuring guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart. He appeared in the film, ''The Road to Memphis'' which is part of the series ''The Blues (The Blues (film))'', produced by Martin Scorsese. Rush was also a judge for the second annual Independent Music Awards (The Independent Music Awards) to support independent artists' careers. Independent Music Awards - Past Judges **Younkers *'''Southern Department Store Group''', Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi **McRae's islands cities Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) Brandon (Brandon, Mississippi) Ridgeland (Ridgeland, Mississippi) Madison (Madison, Mississippi) Career Majoring in history and sociology, Donald earned his bachelor degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Famed Lincoln Scholar David Herbert Donald Dies National Public Radio He earned his PhD in 1946 under the eminent, leading Lincoln scholar, James G. Randall at the University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Randall as a mentor had a big influence on Donald's life and career, and encouraged his protege to write his dissertation on Lincoln's law partner, William Herndon. The dissertation eventually became his first book, ''Lincoln's Herndon'', published in 1948. The effect Randall had on Donald was later illustrated by the fact that he gave his only son the middle name Randall in honor of his former mentor. After graduating, he taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins (Johns Hopkins University) and, from 1973, Harvard University. He also taught at Smith College, the University of North Wales, Princeton University, University College London and served as Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. At Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Harvard he trained dozens of graduate students including Jean H. Baker, William J. Cooper, Jr., Michael Holt, Irwin Unger, and Ari Hoogenboom. '''Reformed Theological Seminary''' (RTS) is a non-denominational, evangelical (evangelicalism) Protestant (Protestantism) seminary. RTS's first campus remains in Jackson, Mississippi, United States though the school has expanded to include several additional campuses. birth_date


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, who had served two terms. Melton quickly swept into action to rid Jackson of black-on-black drug-related crime, improve economic development, and improve city infrastructure. Since Melton became mayor, he touted economic-development projects totaling over $1.6 billion, creating at least 4,500 jobs in the city. Others pointed out that many of those projects were in the works when he started in office. . #Silver Leaf Quartet - "Oh! Glory Glory" (3:13) ''(recorded March


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bombing Birmingham Church Bombing . Career In 1981, Funderburgh released the Rockets' debut album ''Talk to You By Hand'' from New Orleans, Louisiana's based Black Top Records. The band consisted of Anson, with Darrell Nulisch on vocals and harmonica. The album included a cover version of Earl King's song, "Come On (Come On (Earl King song))". ''Talk to You By Hand'' was also the first ever release by the record label. The band appeared


producing works

publisher for Mississippi's eight state universities, producing works on local history, culture and society Television * Channel 3, WLBT: NBC * Channel 6, WJMF-LP: Radio service (as "EZ 87.7") * Channel 12, WJTV: CBS * Channel 16, WAPT (WAPT (TV)): ABC (American Broadcasting Company) * Channel 23, WWJX: Independent (independent station) * Channel 29, WMPN (Mississippi Public Broadcasting): PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Mississippi Public

Jackson, Mississippi

'''Jackson''' is the capital and since 1944 the largest city of the state (U.S. state) of Mississippi. The city is located on the Pearl River (Mississippi–Louisiana) which drains into the Gulf of Mexico and is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. Lowe, E.N. (1915). Mississippi, its geology, geography, soils and mineral resources. Mississippi Geological Survey Bulletin 12. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 28. Moore, William H. (1965). Hinds County Geology and Mineral Resources. Bulletin 105 Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. Jackson: Tucker Printing House. p. 33 Jackson is one of two county seats of Hinds County (Hinds County, Mississippi), with the city of Raymond (Raymond, Mississippi) being the other.

The city, the anchor for its metro area, is named after Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans and later was elected as US president. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail.

It had a decline in population from 184,256 at the 2000 census (2000 United States Census) to 173,514 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The 2010 census ascribed a population of 539,057 to the five-county Jackson metropolitan area (Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area). demographics \ GJA. metrojacksoneda.com The city is ranked third as the best "mud" city among the United States' 100 largest metro areas, according to ''Forbes'' magazine. The study measured overall affordability in living costs, housing rates, and more.

In 2011 USS ''Jackson'' (LCS-6) (USS Jackson (LCS-6)) was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the city. "Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Jackson and Montgomery" DOD press release. March 25, 2011

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