These 11 Photos of Mississippi In The 1960s Are Mesmerizing
By Daniella DiRienzo|Updated on December 21, 2022(Originally published December 15, 2022)
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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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