restricted access One Mississippi, Two Mississippis
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57 O n e M i ssissi ppi, Tw o M i ssissi ppis after Thomas Sayers Ellis You got old plantations We got shotgun houses You got sprawling verandas We got a piece a front porch You got beautiful gardens We got cotton fields You got Ole Miss Law School We got Parchman Prison You got Gulf Shore beaches We got river banks You got debutante balls We got juke joints You got bridge parties We got dominoes and spades You got mint juleps We got homemade hooch You got your grandmother’s china We got paper plates You see a proud history We see a racist past You don’t remember lynchings We can’t forget You got blacks We got the blues ...


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  • Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 -- Poetry.
  • United States -- Race relations -- Poetry.
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