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 in Mississippi in the 1960s, 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. During a volatile but exciting time of change, photographers captured the energy in the air of Mississippi. What do you think? Remember any of these events? Share your thoughts below.

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