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Mississippi Hall of Fame

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  • Hiram Rhodes Revels, 1st African American Senator (1827 - 1901)
    Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve in the ...
  • Albert Hall Whitfield (1849 - 1918)
    He taught Greek at Ole Miss in the early 1870s, then returned to teach in the law school after having practiced law for a while. He joined the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1894 and served as Chief ...
  • Emmett Alexander Vaughey (1908 - 1987)
    Emmett Vaughey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began developing oil fields in Mississippi in 1936. Vaughey worked with the Mississippi legislature to establish conservation laws that became models for ...
  • Ethelbert Barksdale, US Congress (1824 - 1893)
    Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, as well as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Barks...
  • Brig. Gen. William Barksdale (CSA), US Congress (1821 - 1863)
    William Barksdale (August 21, 1821 – July 3, 1863) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, U.S. Congressman, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. A staunch secessionist, he was mortally wound...

The many portraits that hang in the Old Capitol Museum constitute the Mississippi Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the state.