Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Cleveland
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... and headed Northeast to a small town along the Mississippi called Friars Point.
En route to Friars Point we decided to stop on the outskirts of Clarksdale to visit the cemetery of, what had once been, a thriving Jewish community. German Jewish immigrants settled in Clarksdale in the 1870's and established a community, which grew as large as 400 until its decline in the 1970's. Aside from ...
... like it. The fried chicken was just okay, the mashed potatoes were "just add water," as was the gravy, and the green beans were out of a can.
This is pretty standard for food on this trip. Some of it is done well, and some is done thoughtlessly, often in the same restaurant, often on the same plate. Is the Delta a good place to eat? That’s a tough question--there are some things that I had that were incredibly ...
... I knew everything there was to know about this case, but evidently not. The story that I knew, and which I tell my students, is that Emmett Till, a 14 year old Chicagoan, whistled at Carolyn Bryant in a grocery store in Money. Two days later, he was pulled out of bed by JW Milam and Carolyn Bryant’s husband Roy, taken to a barn in Sunflower County and beaten by the two men, then shot on the banks of the Tallahatchie and thrown into the river with a gin ...
... picking cotton. Our guide to this area was an older gentleman who had picked cotton in the Delta as a kid and had ended up as Provost of the University of Massachusetts. He had also known Fannie Lou Hamer, whose grave was our next stop. Fannie Lou Hamer is a lesser known but important civil rights figure--a sharecropper who attempted to register to vote in 1962, was denied, and then kicked out of her tenancy. She then became ...
... and grocery stores respectively. Today, these populations are dwindling as their children tend to go to college and get out of the Delta, and the old stores are put out of business by the big boxes. But I did go into a grocery store run by an old Chinese woman who greeted me with a friendly, “Can I hep you shuga?”
The speaker who talked to us about the Delta Chinese explained that the first sixty years of the Chinese ...