Mississippi Profiles

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Mississippi Profiles

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These two dozen biographies of Mississippians span three centuries, providing a sense of the passions and fortitude of those from the Magnolia State From the famous to the everyday, these stories tell of soldiers, politicians, artists, authors, and physicians. Well known natives, such as Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman, share the stage with historical figures such as Walter Anderson and Varina Howell Davis, as well as local profiles, including Biloxi's Captain Peter Skrmetta and nightclub owner Gus Stevens. Each essay provides a glimpse into how Mississippi life has created the person, from Dr. Wharton living through the trials of the Civil War, to Richard Wright's experience with segregation, to the inspiration of growing up in rural life with Carolyn Haines' stories. Sit back, open the book, and enjoy a Mississippi experience.

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