Jackson, Mississippi

What is Jackson, Mississippi known for?


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in the 19th century. *'''WJSU-TV''', a television station broadcasting on channel 40 analog 9 digital licensed to Anniston (Anniston, Alabama), Alabama and serving the Central Alabama market. Part of the WBMA-LP WCFT-TV WJSU-TV tri-plex


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* Mississippi Museum of Art * Mississippi Museum of Natural Science * Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum * The Oaks House Museum Boyd House (The Oaks House Museum) Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History * Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center * Standard Life Insurance Building

Historic marker Jackson received its first Mississippi Blues Trail designation in honor of the former "Subway Lounge" on Pearl Street. The ceremony was held there and the historic marker placed on the former site of the Summers Hotel, where the Subway Lounge was located in the basement level. When the Summers Hotel opened in 1943, before desegregation, it was one of two hotels in the city available as lodging to blacks. In the 1960s


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, U.S. (United States), the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley, where he works to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rick serves on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. He lives in Montana with his family. http: www.narrativemagazine.com authors rick-bass '''''Jackson Advocate''''' is an African-American weekly newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1938 by Percy Greene. Mr. Greene was a veteran of World War I and was a Civil Rights leader in the 1940s and 1950s. Greene was determined to make a contribution to the struggle of African-American people in the South during a time when they were severely oppressed by legal segregation and Jim Crow (Jim Crow laws). In 1940 Greene and thirty other publishers formed a consortium of African American newspapers to bring relevant information to black readers in the USA. That association led to the Negro Newspaper Publishers Association, which promoted coverage of injustices against and accomplishments by African-Americans. Front Line Defenders.org: "Human Rights Defender Charles Tisdale" In 1978, Charles Tisdale became the owner and publisher of the Jackson Advocate, positions which he held until his death in 2007.


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, 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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, Mississippi , where she played Juliet in a school production of William Shakespeare's play ''Romeo and Juliet.'' At age 14, Jones, accompanied by her mother and stepfather, Dennis Pearsall, moved from Jackson to Long Island. At 17, Jones was encouraged to pursue an acting and modeling career, subsequently living in London, Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. She was a high school homecoming (homecoming (tradition)) queen and a varsity cheerleader


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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


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in the United States. In January 1973, Paul Simon recorded the songs "Learn How To Fall" and "Take Me To the Mardi Gras", found on the album ''There Goes Rhymin' Simon'', in Jackson at the Malaco Recording Studios. Many well-known Southern artists recorded on the album including the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett); Carson Whitsett, the Onward Brass Band from New Orleans, and others. The label has recorded


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home business, insurance companies, land and timber companies, and a sand, clay and gravel business. Parker was elected to the House of Representatives (United States House of Representatives) as a Democrat in 1988 following a hard-fought primary with a wide field of contenders. The district included Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Vicksburg (Vicksburg, Mississippi), Natchez (Natchez, Mississippi), McComb (McComb, Mississippi), and Brookhaven (Brookhaven, Mississippi), Mississippi


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to as the MDAC) is a government department of Mississippi, headquartered in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi). "Home." Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Retrieved on July 25, 2010. MDAC regulates and promotes agricultural-related (agriculture) businesses within Mississippi. The Department of Agriculture and Commerce was created by the Mississippi Legislature in 1906. **Gulfport (Gulfport, Mississippi) Biloxi


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Allmusic url He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)) where he attended North Atlanta High School. Growing up V listened to Michael Jackson, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Marvin Gaye, Jodeci, and The Isley Brothers. Those were the artists that inspired him to become a R&B singer. He later returned to his old high school appearing on the debut episode of MTV MTV's

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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