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This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Mississippi

One of the craziest events to ever happen in the state took place during the most devastating war in the country’s history. As the Civil War divided the nation, one Mississippi resident found the courage to challenge the powerful; his name was Newton Knight.

Did you know about Newton Knight, the Knight Company, and the Free State of Jones?

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.