In July 2009, award-winning journalist Walt Grayson visited the Ulysses S. Grant Association at the Mitchell Memorial Library, on the campus of Mississippi State University, to discuss General Grant's legacy in the state of Mississippi. Grayson's "Look Around Mississippi" segment is broadcast on television stations around the state.
Retired Brigadier General Parker Hills leads a bus tour of the "Roads to Raymond" during the Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign. Follow the path of Union troops from Grand Gulf to Port Gibson and on to the Raymond Battlefield and the burning of Jackson. The tour is part of the annual Pilgrimage celebration for the City of Raymond, Mississippi. For more information, go to Friends of Raymond at http://friendsofraymond.org, and Battle Focus at http://battlefocus.com.
WABC Travel Show Host Erik Hastings tours Jackson, Vicksburg, and Natchez, Mississippi. Jackson, the cultural center of the state, is known for metropolitan sophistication, culinary surprises, museums, and family-oriented recreation. Vicksburg's National Military Park and museum chronicle the 47-day Civil War siege of this famous antebellum town. Natchez has preserved much of its pre Civil War aura, and carriage tours make it easy to see historic homes built by some of the wealthiest families in the nation. Fun family vacation.
WABC Travel Show Erik Hastings tours Tupelo, Corinth, Oxford, and Holly Springs. Rolling hills, woods, and lush countryside meet you in the place that inspired famed author William Faulkner. Quaint towns, tree-shaded streets, museums, and Civil War reenactments make this region a historic treasure. It's also the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll legend Elvis Presley, and home of a one-of-a-kind Buffalo Park, and an unusual grocery store that serves the best cheeseburger in the world!
This is a bonus feature from Eastern National Parks and Historic Sites DVD and is available on location and from www.finleyholiday.com. America's eastern national parks and historic sites are special. These are places where people and time come together to create a rich and varied tapestry of national experience. You can discover mile-high mountains, wild seashores, stories of war for independence and war among ourselves, and Liberty's welcome reach across New York Harbor to the world. Enjoyable. Comforting. Never ordinary. Often unforgettable. From Acadia to Everglades, from Jamestown to Vicksburg, join with us as we explore some of these extraordinary places. Part of Finley-Holiday Films National Parks Series DVDs.
This music video is a bonus feature from Struggle for Vicksburg DVD and is available on location and from www.finleyholiday.com. With this full featured DVD, you can experience a blending of superb photography of the park with authentic battlefield illustrations and life-like paintings from Civil War artist Mort Kunstler, this program lets the viewer relate Vicksburg's peaceful countryside with its wartime role in that bloody and brutal conflict.
An excerpt of the audiobook The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War by Victoria E. Bynum. Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where, legend has it, they declared the Free State of Jones. The story of the Jones County rebellion is well known among Mississippians, and debate over whether the county actually seceded from the state during the war has smoldered for more than a century. Adding further controversy to the legend is the story of Newt Knight's interracial romance with his wartime accomplice, Rachel, a slave. From their relationship there developed a mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended, and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants confounded the rules of segregated Mississippi well into the 20th century. Victoria Bynum traces the origins and legacy of the Jones County uprising from the American Revolution to the modern civil rights movement. In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, she shows how the legend - what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out - reveals a great deal about the South's transition from slavery to segregation; the racial, gender, and class politics of the period; and the contingent nature of history and memory.
In this interview staged at the antebellum home of Charles Manship in Jackson, Mississippi, host Stephen Koranda talks to author H. Grady Howell, Jr. about his new book, Chimneyville: Likenesses of Early Jackson, Mississippi, a pictorial account of the growth and development of the city of Jackson, Mississippi from its founding in the 1820s through the 1950s. Particular interest is devoted to the Civil War era of Jackson's history. Mr. Howell is a reservoir of information about Mississippi and its place in the Civil War and the town of Jackson they called Chimneyville after General Sherman burned it to the ground.
"Exploring History: Corinth, Mississippi and Shiloh National Military Park" looks at two southern locations important to the outcome of the American Civil War and the years following. Explore Corinth, Mississippi and the Battle of Shiloh along with a group of students from the area.