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1970: Most public school districts desegregate
1970: Henry S. Jacobs Camp opens in Utica
Jewish parents in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and western Tennessee create the region’s first Jewish summer camp. Designed to provide religious instruction and a uniquely Jewish social environment, the camp continues to serve Jews in the Deep South. Winona native Macy B. Hart led the camp for its first thirty years.
1970: Mississippi Public Television begins broadcasting
1970: U.S. Navy awards Ingalls Shipyard contracts with total value of $2 billion
1970: Jackson State students killed at Vietnam War protest
Two students were killed and twelve were wounded when Jackson police fired on the protesters at the college campus.