A profile of Mound Bayou, a town in the central Mississippi delta founded by former slaves who turned the area into a thriving self-sufficient Black community.
A profile of Blanche Bruce, a Mississippi politician who became the second Black man to serve in the U.S. Senate but the first to serve a full term.
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody is the story of a young Black woman coming of age in rural Mississippi during the 40’s and 50’s. The book begins with Anne Moody’s early life as the eldest child of sharecroppers on a large plantation. Her father, Daddy, is a womanizer and gambler. While her mother, Mama, struggles to maintain stable committed relationships with her husbands/lovers.