1973: Equal Rights Amendment introduced to both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature

All attempts to pass the ERA failed. Mississippi was the only state where the ERA never got out of committee.

1973: Eudora Welty wins Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter

Eudora Welty's Manual Typewriter
Eudora Welty's Manual Typewriter

1973: Major flood hits South Delta

April 17, 1973: Governor Waller vetoes funding for the Sovereignty Commission

April 27, 1973: Sovereignty Commission proposes to seal its files

The motion was made by Representative DeVan Dallas, seconded by Representative Jerry Wilburn and approved unanimously by the commission.

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