The Reconstruction Acts created five military districts in the southern states that had seceded. Twenty thousand United States troops were sent to occupy the South. A military government was established in Mississippi after the reconstructed government of Mississippi was rejected by Congress.
1867: United States Congress passes Reconstruction Acts of 1867
1867: Vicksburg Colored Citizen, first African American newspaper in Mississippi, goes into circulation
1867: First temple built by the Beth Israel Congregation of Jackson
Completed in 1868 the wood frame structure was built on the corner of State and South Streets. The temple was used as both a school and house of worship. The building burned in 1874 and was rebuilt. In the early 1940s a the congregation relocated to a new synagogue built on Woodrow Wilson Avenue. Beth Israel moved to its present location on Old Canton Road in 1967.