You'll never look at Greenwood the same after flipping through the incredible photographic discoveries made by a first-rate group of local historians -- designer Allan Hammons, writer Mary Carol Miller and collector of ephemera Donny Whitehead. This team of local researchers uncovered a trove of images that date back to the 1890s, and anyone familiar with the town will marvel at how the downtown
Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 was our best-selling title of 2013. Citizens new and old enjoyed this pictorial tour through the first century of Greenwood, from rugged frontier outpost to bustling cotton market. As fascinating as we found that first volume, the second installment is even more amazing.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 depicting the first century of Greenwood, and the discovery of Calvin Cox's stupendous trove of Depression-era photos in Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4 our series enters the 1950s.
By Allan Hammons, Mary Carol Miller and Donny Whitehead
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With this complete set of Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, vols 1-4, readers can enjoy the entire archive of photos, stories, and ephemera from Greenwood's very beginning through the mid-20th century.
Signed sets of Vols. 1-4 are available upon request. Coordinating the schedules of all three authors can be difficult, so please allow extra time for personalized or signed copies.
In January of 1861, the S.S. Star of the West drew cannon fire in Charleston Harbor, an ominous preview of the devastating war just over the horizon. Two years later, this same luxurious sternwheeler slipped forever beneath the waters of the Tallahatchie River, deep in the Mississippi Delta, delaying the fall of Vicksburg for a few months.
Greenwood grew from a ramshackle cotton-shipping outpost on the edge of the untamed Delta into the "Cotton Capital of the World." The saloons and shops along Front Street gave way to a vibrant downtown and fine residential districts.
In this “beautiful, evocative” (Booklist, starred review) memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the moving, true story of her late grandfather Booker Wright, whose extraordinary act of courage would change his and, later, her life forever.
“Have to keep that smile,” Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A S
With his long-term project Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town Matt Eich documented life in Baptist Town, one of Greenwood, Mississippi’s oldest African American neighborhoods, where the legacies of racism continue to impact the people economically and culturally. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood.