A Rich History

  1. Mississippi state Motto: Virtute Et Armis

    1. Translated it means “By  valor and arms” or “By courage and battle”

  2. The name Mississippi came from the Anishinabe people (Ojibwe Indians.) They called the river "Messipi" or "Mee-zee-see-bee," which means "Big River" or "Father of Waters."

  3. The Mississippi River is the largest river in the United States.

  4. Before inducted as the state of Mississippi, Mississippi was known as the Mississippi territory. The Mississippi Territory included present-day Mississippi Georgia and Alabama.

  5. Mississippi Territory was originally occupied by Native Americans until the French came and begin settlements in the territory in 1699 in the area now known as Biloxi.

  6. The French fought the Spanish and the Europeans for the territory of the Mississippi.

  7. The Native Americans fought U.S. Government and non-native American advances for their right to the territory.

  8. Native Americans were driven out of the Mississippi territory that was rightfully theirs in what is known as the Trail of Tears.

  9. Multiple civil war battles have been fought on the soil of Mississippi.

  10. Mississippi was the largest cotton-producing state. Causing it to also be one of the largest slave states. The blood of many African descendants has been shed on Mississippi soil.

  11. Medgar Evers, a Jackson native, was a pivotal leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Jackson, MS. Once again Mississippians fought for freedom, equality, and territory. Therefore, we see that the prophetic call to reclaim the territory of Mississippi will not come without violence (spiritual aggression). It is a clarion call that is personal for those whose family lineage runs deep in Mississippi roots. As children of Mississippi, we stand militantly to regain the territory and to reclaim our Father’s land.

  12. The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the Blues, which preceded the birth of Jazz, the only other original American art form.​

  13. The first lung transplant ever done was formed atThe University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1963 performed the world’s first human lung transplant and, on January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world’s first heart transplant surgery.​

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