1952: Hugh L. White becomes Mississippi’s fifty-first governor

Governor Hugh L. White (MDAH Collection)
Governor Hugh L. White

White served from 1952 to 1956.

View photographs of White’s inauguration in MDAH online catalog.

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1952: Chinese admitted to white public schools throughout state

Chinese schoolchildren in Bolivar County (MDAH Collection)
Chinese schoolchildren in Bolivar County
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1952: Mississippians vote to keep prohibition in effect

The vote was 140,700 to 80,800 against the referendum, which would allow individual counties to decide the matter. It would later pass in 1966.

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