Thursday, March 20, 2008

Flood Warnings

There are flood warnings for the entire length of the Mississippi River making up the western boundary of Mississippi. National Weather Service.

What does this have to do with the Scruggs Matter. I am not sure, but I think the flooding in Mississippi, and the hurricanes, have something to do with making the character of the people.

Speaking of floods in Mississippi read or listen to Rising Tide by John M Barry (1997). This is a story about the Mississippi Flood of 1927. You become transfixed by the magnitude of the trouble the Mississipians, mostly black, had to put up with by the rising waters and the hard life on the levee along the river near Greenville. Most interesting is that although the whites were allowed to leave the area, most of the black people were not. they were not allowed on the evacuation boats. Thuss they were forced to remain on the levees, they had nowhere to go, and to eat, to be given food which was not available on the levees, they had to work. They were again held and treated as slaves.

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