Memories of the Mississippi Delta

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9781432726133: Memories of the Mississippi Delta

Discover what life was like from slavery to the end of the 1960s

Memories of the Mississippi Delta is a collection of poems and essays about her childhood in Lambert and coming of age years in Marks during the 1960s. The memoir captures daily activities, social customs and historical events. It pays homage to relatives, former neighbors, teachers and friends, and the role that church and school played in her life. The book provides insight into slavery, the Jim Crow Era, the Civil Rights Movement and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, which began in Marks with a caravan of mules. As sharecroppers and day laborers migrated to the North, small towns began to decline. Planters began using chemicals and machinery to replace the work force.

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