More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent
This spring marked the 110th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s birth in Jackson.
Why certain Southerners are preoccupied with Old South iconography instead of future potentiality is a puzzlement. Our achievements have been legion when we have focused upon the present and future rather than a mythical yesteryear.
The refrain to the Temptations 1964 hit “The Way You Do The Things You Do” is apropos:
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Cable television offers countless channels. Cyberspace provides ceaseless content. Yet technology leaves people unfulfilled on account of antediluvian impulses which found our ancient ancestors huddled around campfires answering “Who am I?” through creation stories and myths about constellations.