Originally named the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, it became Mississippi State College for Women in 1920 and Mississippi University for Women in 1974. It has been coeducational since 1982.Link to the catalog
1884: Nation’s first state-supported college for women founded in Columbus
1884: Ida B. Wells launches campaign in Memphis against segregation on trains
With this anti-segregation campaign, the Holly Springs native began her career as an activist and journalist. Wells would later become one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).