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  1. MISSISSIPPI STORIES Intro

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    A collection of short films by Rex Jones featuring "visual oral histories" of Mississippians telling their own stories. http://libarts.olemiss.edu/filmmakers-use-visual-oral-histories-to-tell-the-stories-of-mississippians/

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    • A TIME TO ALL THINGS

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      Winner of the 2014 Heritage Award in Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Three rural African-American churches in the Mississippi Delta struggle to survive the tide of the…

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      • BEAUTIFUL JIM - TRAILER

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        An HIV-positive singer-songwriter's triumph over AIDS. Mississippi native Jimbeau Hinson ("Fancy Free", "Party Crowd") is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter living in…

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        • BEAUTIFUL JIM

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          An HIV-positive singer-songwriter's triumph over AIDS. See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/76647153 Mississippi native Jimbeau Hinson ("Fancy Free", "Party Crowd") is…

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          • A REPRESENTATIVE OF MYSELF

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            Frank Kirtley is a Methodist minister, living historian, and firearms enthusiast. In this chapter of "Mississippi Stories", Frank weaves his position on gun control through American history…

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            • SIZE DON'T MATTER

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              David Frazier is a fly fisherman and fly tyer who favors the small rivers and streams of Mississippi. For him, it's not necessarily about the catch, but the experience. A film by Rex Jones.

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              • LECILE

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                A portrait of Lecile Harris, the seventy-six-year-old professional rodeo clown whose life in rodeo spans almost sixty years. Lecile began his career as a bullrider and bullfighter, but a devastating…

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                • CABIN 25

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                  The Neshoba County Fair has been around since 1889, and Pat Banks Woodrick's family was there at the very beginning. CABIN 25 is her story of fun and fellowship at Mississippi's Giant Houseparty.…

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                  • I CAN'T AFFORD TO FUMBLE THE BALL

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                    Philadelphia, Mississippi is notorious for the 1964 Civil Rights killings of Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Schwerner. In I CAN'T AFFORD TO FUMBLE THE BALL, Mayor James A. Young…

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                    • WHO NEEDS THE MOST HELP?

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                      The story of Leola Dillard, the centenarian community activist who founded the nationally recognized Make a Difference Day Free Flea Market in Yazoo City. A film by Rex Jones.

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                      • BEALE, BLUES, & BARBECUE: The Origins of Memphis in May

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                        A profile of Natchez native Lyman Aldrich, whose leadership helped make Memphis in May into the internationally known economic development engine that it is today. A film by Rex Jones.

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                        • CRUCIFIXIONS MUST HAVE WITNESSES

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                          Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, Shelby, MS native and pastor of Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis, TN, tells his story of being on the balcony with Dr. Martin Luther King when MLK was assassinated.…

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