The sound of the blues seems to dance and travel on the winds that sweep through rural Yazoo County. Her faint, haunting melody serves as a reminder of her rich history along the Yazoo clay hills and amidst her Delta flatlands.
When John Gayton moved to the frontier town of Seattle in the late 1880s, he was unaware that he would make history. At the age of 18 years old, he was a well educated, intelligent and proud black man. And he was eager to make a name for himself.
Local leader and former State Senator Joseph Thomas will seek another term in the Mississippi Senate. The legislative lines within the state were recently redistricted, placing Thomas in the 22nd District.