It is illegal in the State of Mississippi to have two or more “illegitimate children” and it is technically punishable by between 30 and 90 days in jail and a fine.
The last school that was desegregated was Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Mississippi. This happened in 2016. The order to desegregate this school came from a federal judge, after decades of struggle. This case originally started in 1965 by a fourth-grader.
“Thank God for Mississippi” is a saying used in the South because of Mississippi’s commonly/stereotypically low rankings in quality of life among US states, thus sparing residents of other states the shame of being ranked last.
The saying “Thank God for Mississippi” is used by residents of states who do poorly in rankings comparing US States, because Mississippi is almost always doing worse than they are.
People in the other states use the phrase “Thank God for Mississippi” when referring to embarrassing statewide statistics.
Mississippi only just ratified the 13th amendment, which banned slavery, in 1995.
The state of Mississippi ranked 2nd in charitable giving in 2012, despite having the lowest per capita personal income in all of the US.