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Location
    (1822- )
    Capital of Mississippi
    Seat of Hinds County
    Population (city): 184,256 (2000 Census)
    Population (metro area): 529,456 (2006 Census estimate)
    Nicknamed 'Crossroads of the South'
    It was nicknamed 'Chimneyville' after being burned down during the Civil War (July 16, 1863).
    A group of 27 Freedom Riders were arrested for 'disturbing the peace' the moment they got off the bus here (May 24, 1961).
    Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was murdered here (June 12, 1963).
    Two students at Jackson State University were shot by police during a Vietnam War protest (May 15, 1970).
    After Mayor Frank Melton was accused of abusing his power by personally leading police raids, he replied, 'I am the ultimate authority' (May 1, 2006).
    The summers are oppressively humid.
    Millsaps College in Jackson was the first private college in the South to admit black students (1965).
    Harvey Johnson, Jr., was elected the city's first black mayor (1997).
    It is home to Malaco Records, a top gospel and soul label.
    It hosts the International Ballet Competition every four years.
    The Jackson International Airport was renamed to honor Medgar Evers (2005).

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