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Mississippi Schools In The Early 1900s May Shock You. They’re So Different

Between a nationwide financial crisis, a world war, racial and social injustices, and segregation, life was very different in the early part of the 20th century. All of these changes, whether directly or indirectly, affected the educational system, making schools of the past completely different than what we’re used to today. From one-room schoolhouses to class portraits of yesteryear, these photos depict just how much Mississippi schools have changed over the years.

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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.