- Words: 1007
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Literature - Latin-American
- Paper #: 99836286
Then, in 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union. With approximately 80,000 Mississippians serving in the Confederate Army, the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 9th, 1865, ending the Civil War, were dramatic events for the state ("Chronological History"). These events changed the state politically and socially.
In 1868, Mississippi's first bi-racial constitutional convention was formed. Deemed the 'Black and Tan'