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.”