Going South, day 2

We leave Piney Woods on Sunday morning as the young and enormously impressive student body heads for church. First it’s back to Jackson, where we meet with some older folks who remember those days of bloody yore, then take on Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion Ledger and start to digest his huge knowledge of Mississippi in its CRM years. We’re joined by Wilma, a historian, who takes us to lunch at the best bed and breakfast in the USA, and formerly owned by the head of the Klan. It’s a very beautiful faux ante vellum homel that once would have refused entranced to Wilma. Now she comments, “We built it, I figure we can eat here. Yes Ma’am”.

We linger until time is short, then head east to Meridian to meet the daughters of a man who stood up to the Klan in a very important way.

-m

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About yarnspinnerpress

Story teller, retired journalist, author, folksinger, folklorist, gardener.
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2 Responses to Going South, day 2

  1. Sandy says:

    Medgar Evers, right? I’m enjoying the play by play. Good luck in your mission!
    Sandy

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Thanks. I’m in for a bit catching up on things, but will be out again early in December tracking down more bits and pieces.

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