Alcorn served from 1870-1871.Link to the catalog
1870: Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi becomes first African American seated in the United States Senate
As of 2010, Revels is one of only six African Americans ever to have served in the United States Senate.Link to the catalog
1870: First Chinese immigrants recruited to Mississippi
Recruited as a solution to the labor upheaval caused by emancipation, the earliest Chinese laborers were concentrated in Washington County, Mississippi.
1870: Robert E. Lee I defeats Natchez VI in Great Riverboat Race
The trophy was a set of golden elk antlers.
1870: Force Acts of 1870 used to enforce civil rights provisions of the Constitution
Due to escalating intimidation tactics by the Ku Klux Klan and other groups, Congress passed a series of four acts from 1870 to 1875 to protect the civil rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, penalizing any interference with the registration, voting, officeholding, or jury service of African Americans.
1870: Jackson Field Hand, African American newspaper, founded
February 23, 1870: Mississippi readmitted into the Union
State government was reestablished and the Fourth Military District abolished.