1920: Legislature creates State Board of Accounting, Board of Optometry, and Board of Pharmacy
1920: Lee M. Russell becomes Mississippi’s fortieth governor
1920: Second KKK begins recruitment strategy by adding anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-Catholic agenda to its anti-black sentiments
This Klan was different from the Klan of the late 1800s as it was no longer purely a southern phenomenon but drew members from the Midwest as well.
1920: Mississippi School and Colony for Feebleminded opens in Jones County to care for and educate people with disabilities
1920: “College Orchestra” formed at Mississippi Normal College
The orchestra is now called the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
February 12, 1920: Mississippi Industrial Institute and College becomes Mississippi State College for Women
August 18, 1920: Women win right to vote
Although the required three-fourths of the states ratified the 19th amendment granting suffrage to women, Mississippi did not ratify it until 1984.