Jackson, Mississippi

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to move the University of Mississippi from Oxford (Oxford, Mississippi) to Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi). That idea was eventually defeated. During the 1928 presidential election (U.S. presidential election, 1928), Bilbo helped Al Smith carry the state despite overwhelming anti-Catholicism, by claiming that Herbert Hoover had met with a black (African American) member of the Republican National Committee and danced with her. In a speech in Memphis on October 17, Bilbo asserted that during a visit to Mississippi in 1927, "Hoover insisted that his train be routed through Mount Bayou... in order that he might visit Mrs. Mary Booze, a negress, socially," and added, "Mary Booze is as Black as the ace of spades. And Hoover danced with her." "Hoover Danced With Negro," ''Oelwein Daily Register'' (Oelwein, Iowa), October 18, 1928, p1 Though widely reported, and followed by an anonymous political flyer featuring a doctored photo supposedly showing Hoover and Mrs. Booze dancing together, which was circulated throughout the South, the story did not prevent Hoover from being elected President of the United States the following month. A 'friend of education' During the 1940s Wright was widely known as a 'friend of education'. During his governorship the University of Mississippi Medical Center was established in Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) and the Mississippi Vocational College (now Mississippi Valley State University) was founded in Itta Bena (Itta Bena, Mississippi). In 1969 Delta State University's (Delta State University) Roberts Library was renovated and became the Fielding L. Wright Art Center, with a spacious art gallery created in the old reading room. Mississippi Valley State University's (Mississippi Valley State University) Department of Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences is housed in the Fielding L. Wright Science Complex, and the Fielding L. Wright Memorial Health Fund was established in 1972. After politics Wright left office in 1952, after holding the title of Governor for six consecutive years, and opened a law office in Jackson, Mississippi. He made one last attempt at running for Governor in 1955 but was defeated by James P. Coleman, and after that defeat returned to practicing law full time. Fielding L. Wright died on May 4, 1956 in Jackson and was buried in his home town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Biography Williams was born in Raymond (Raymond, Mississippi) in Hinds County (Hinds County, Mississippi) near the state capital of Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi). He graduated in 1938 from Hinds Community College, then Hinds Junior College. Thereafter, he attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford (Oxford, Mississippi) and graduated in 1940 from Mississippi College School of Law, then known simply as the Jackson Law School. In November 1941, he enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps and served as a pilot during World War II; however, he retired from active service after losing the lower part of his left arm as a result of a bomber crash in 1944.


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transplant (Organ transplant) was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in June 1963 by Dr. James Hardy (James Hardy (surgeon)). Hardy transplanted the cadaveric lung into a patient suffering from lung cancer. The patient survived for eighteen days before dying of kidney failure. Since 1968, Jackson has been the home of Malaco Records, one of the leading record companies (record company) for gospel (gospel music), blues and soul music


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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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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


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there on the chart dated for the week of 8 August 1976.Moore's single also achieved hit status in Australia (#5), Canada (#4), New Zealand (#4) and South Africa (#11). Moore's version is included on the soundtrack of the 1996 movie ''Phenomenon (Phenomenon (film))'' and also the 2008 movie ''Made of Honor''. Stone appeared in '' Friends with Benefits (film) Friends With Benefits


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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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. 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


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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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, 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

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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