Father Peter Quinn was the priest of Hattiesburg’s only black Catholic Church, Holy Rosary, during the Civil Rights movement. Taking a leadership position in the movement made him a frequent target. He was protected by a group called the Deacons of Defense.
In 1966, Father Peter Quinn was a young priest at Hattiesburg’s Sacred Heart Church. When he was asked to become the priest for the community's black parish, he soon found himself involved in the Civil Rights movement. Quinn explains how as spiritual leader, he was called on to calm the community’s young people after Dr. King’s assassination.
Having the right mixture of fresh water and salt water is crucial for growing oysters. Clyde Brown recalls how community leaders in Jackson County increased oyster production.
Reecy Dickson decided to run for Superintendent of Education of Noxubee County in 1975. She recalls her decision to run for a position that had only been held by white males.
Our coastal wetlands are an important natural resource for a variety of reasons. Jennifer Buchanan of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources discusses how they affect the seafood industry. Buchanan explains why the waters of the
For many Mississippians, family recipes are cherished keepsakes. Lisa Burnett of Ruleville remembers cooking with her family and a favorite cookbook. Burnett recalls both her grandparents, George and Tina Burnett, were excellent cooks. She describes a typical Friday night growing up in Ruleville and her Papaw’s unusual smoker.
In 2009, Burnett published her own cookbook of family recipes called Cooking on the