Traveling Mississippi's coastal region you discover soft, white sandy beaches, daily arts & entertainment events, incredible restaurants, and quaint towns nestled among high-rise casinos along the shore igniting the darkest night! The Northeast Mississippi hills spin you on the world's most powerful literary wheel and you feel the stories penetrate your soul. Parallel to the Mississippi River, Highway 61 trails from Natchez and Vicksburg, two river cities that daily share Mississippi's past through antebellum homes and buildings and structures. Before heading to the Delta, stop in Yazoo City's colorful downtown filled where music flows into the streets, beckoning you to get out of the car to stroll the sidewalks and visit the shops along the way. Then, it's on to the Mississippi Delta, where the blues move you and thrill you and the deep, rich soil your toes dig into feels like home.
So, Mississippi's East Central Region can be easily overlooked. However, through my research for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Bicentennial Book, the East Central Region's history has shouted, whispered, sung, recited, cried and laughed through the many stories it revealed. Join me as I share a few highlights from my research. I know you'll be as amazed as I was!
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
" How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." Matthew 7:4-5