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Women discuss their experiences during the Jim Crow Era

"Delta Jewels" "Delta Jewels"
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Women shared their personal experiences during the Jim Crow Era at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center on Sunday.

About 50 women were featured in a book called "The Delta Jewels." The author, Alysia Burton Steele spent 9 months working on the book and traveled all across the Mississippi Delta. At the event, Curistine Davis described her experience as a sharecropper on a plantation.  

“We had a section of land assigned to us as a family that we had to work,” said Davis. “We had to chop the cotton, harvest the cotton a bail of cotton.”

Davis said she grew up with 6 other sisters on the plantation and despite the hardships, still had a good time with her family.

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