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These 11 Photos of Mississippi In The 1960s Are Mesmerizing

Bringing tragedy and triumph, the 1960s were an extremely eventful decade for both the entire country and the state of Mississippi. From the Freedom Summer to Hurricane Camille, life was changing on a daily basis and residents were forced to adjust to a new norm. Taken in Mississippi during one of America’s most iconic decades, these 11 photos are absolutely mesmerizing.

These vintage photos are worth much more than a thousand words. What do you think? Remember any of these events? Share your thoughts below.

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.