In Georgia, 492 African Americans were lynched between 1882 to 1968.
On September 27, 1827, Hiram Rhodes Revels, was born to free parents in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Birman Revels became an African American minister who trained regiments for the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War.
In 1870, During reconstruction, Birman Revels was called to fill a vacant Mississippi U.S. Senate seat and became the first African American legislator to serve in either house of the U.S. Congress.
During the Civil War, four buildings were used by state legislature. In 1861, Mississippi held their secession vote in the Old Capital Building. In 1863, after the Battle of Vicksburg, the Old Capital Building was captured by General Ulysses S. Grant’s Army. Therefore, between 1863 to 1865, the Mississippi State legislature convened in the Lowndes County Courthouse, the Calhoun Institute, near Macon; and the Columbus Christian Church.
The town of Natchez was established as the capital of the Territory of Mississippi. The first capital of the state of Mississippi was the city of Washington. The second capital of the State was actually back in Natchez. The third capital of the state was in Columbus. The fourth and final capital of the state was established in Jackson.
In 1817, the Mississippi Territory was split into the territory of Alabama and the 20th state of Mississippi.
From 1824 to 1825, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, simply known as Marquis de Lafayette, returned to the United States for a tour of the lands that he helped secure a victory against the British during the Revolutionary War. For part of the tour, Marquis de Lafayette toured through Montgomery, Selma, and other parts of Alabama before going into the southern states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
In 1825, Marquis de Lafayette finished his tour in New York.