Women discuss their experiences during the Jim Crow Era

Women discuss their experiences during the Jim Crow Era

HATTIESBURG, MS

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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