Culture

Colonial French settlers brought Chrisitanity to the state of Mississippi in the 1600s. During the period of Spanish dominion and the period of the French rule. Roman Carholicism was the principal religion.By 1817, Mississippi was attracting Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, and other evangelical faiths at a very remarkable pace. Finally in 1820 the first Episcipal church, Christ Diocese was organized in Mississippi.
Religion in Mississippi was dominatly Evangelical and Protestant by the 20th century. People in Mississippi look at religion as a large concept in life instead of looking at it like a personal belief.A remarkable religious revival began in the backwoods of kentucky in the early 19th century. Known as the Great Revival, it spread outward from its hearth in central Kentucky and swept across the frontier of Mississippi. Mississippi's religious life was an outcome that could hardly have been predicted from the fledging churches that were on the Mississippi frontier two centuries before.
Christ Church at Church Hill
Christ Church at Church Hill
Traveling evangelists
Traveling evangelists
First Methodist Church in Columbus
First Methodist Church in Columbus

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Historical Facts

Money was very scarce at the time because of the depresion. Thier population was 123,188,000 in forty eight states. A males life expectency is about 58 years old. But a womans life expectency is about 61 years old. People with umemployment rised another 25%.Thier annual income is 2,500 dollars a year.

By 1920 thru 1932 thier annual salary decreased from 2,300 to 1,500.Because of the depression the education level was very low. most of the parents could not even afford cloths for thier children.Mostly white familys got good education. But on the bright side they also had lot's of fun and lived thier lifes to the fullest!!!!

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Family

Black families weren't as rich as the white families during the Great Depression. There was a lot of racism and segregation for the black families. The white families would treat the blacks poorly and think that they where better then the blacks. The Great Depression affected many black families; which caused them to work hard for food and money. Children from black families had to walk to school to a very old and dirty schools while whites get to ride the bus and have better schools. Black families weren't has treated equally as whites, therefore many blacks where not able to get good education, houses, jobs, food, and clothing. Some black families have many stuggles to provide things for their family.

There was a lot of racism in the Southern states back in the 1930's for blacks. Black families didn't had that many rights in the 1930's, they couldn't vote, they couldn't sit in the same parts of resturants with the whites. The Great Depression worsened the already bleak economic sistuations of African American families. They were the first to be laid off from their jobs, which affected many black families. Many families migrated during WWII during the Great Depression. Most blacks had to work for whites for food. http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/mculley.html

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