These are the stories of our people in their own words. From sharecroppers to governors, the veterans, artists, writers, musicians, leaders, followers, all those who call Mississippi home. Since 1971 we've collected their memories. The technology has changed, but our mission remains the same: to preserve those wonderful stories. Listen to Mississippi Moments Monday through Friday. at 12:30pm on MPB think radio.
During World War Two, women took jobs traditionally held by men.Bonnie Stedman of McComb began working for the railroad in 1943 at the age of 17. She recalls the dangers and rewards of working long hours in remote locations.