Mississippi's Old State Capitol
Clay Williams visited Mississippi’s Old State Capitol in Jackson, talked about the roles of the state’s legislature, and… read more
Clay Williams visited Mississippi’s Old State Capitol in Jackson, talked about the roles of the state’s legislature, and highlighted the building’s architecture including its Greek revival style, copper dome and grand interior spaces. Mississippi’s Old State Capitol was built in 1839, and now operates as a museum. It was the site of some of the state’s significant legislative actions, including Mississippi’s secession from the Union in 1861 and the crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Jackson, Mississippi, from April 24-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments aired on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments aired on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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