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5 Fun Facts About August 5 In Mississippi History

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1. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on August 5, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting and improved access to voter registration for African Americans in Mississippi and other southern states.

2. In 1833, the state capital was moved from Natchez to Jackson, where it still remains today.

3. The first successful trial of the Delta Demonstration Project, an initiative to combat soil erosion and improve agricultural productivity in the Mississippi Delta, began on August 5, 1985.

4. On August 5, 1994, a protest was held in Jackson against the Confederate flag being flown over the state Capitol, igniting a long-standing debate over the use of Confederate imagery and symbols in Mississippi.

5. In 1959, the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement was launched with the establishment of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in McComb, Mississippi, which played a vital role in the fight for racial equality and voting rights in the state.
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