Archive | Mississippi Delta Blues

Body of Emmett Till Well Preserved — FBI Agent Says

A further look into Emmett Till caseFeds discuss reopening murder investigation 50 years laterBy ANTHONY RAAP and JENNIFER-LEIGH OPRIHORYMedill News Service Doug Seccombe couldn’t believe his eyes when he peered into 14-year-old Emmett Till’s metal coffin. Fifty years after the black teen’s brutal murder in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, Till’s remains […]

Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog (W.C. Handy, Delta Blues)

Delta Blues, Photo by Susan Klopfer I actually found this famous Mississippi Delta Blues spot one day while driving around the Mississippi Delta doing research for my book, Where Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited.The story goes that bandleader W. C. Handy was waiting for a train at the Tutwiler railway station around the year […]