1888: Mississippi enacts “Jim Crow” laws

"Colored" Sign
"Colored" Sign

The laws established racial segregation by law in all public facilities.

Image:  This sign was from a commercial building in downtown Vicksburg.

1888: President Grover Cleveland appoints Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar to Supreme Court

L. Q. C. Lamar (MDAH Collection)
L. Q. C. Lamar

Lamar served on the Supreme Court until his death in 1893.

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1888: Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station opens

The station was established at the Agricultural and Mechanical College near Starkville to educate farmers on the latest agricultural practices, such as fertilizer use, insect control, and farm machinery.

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