De’Vante Wiley grew up in the Baptist Town neighborhood of Greenwood, Mississippi. In 2009, when he was just 16, he founded the Baptist Town Community Garden.
Recently, we re-introduced you to The Most Interesting Man in Greenwood, Spooney Kenter. Last week, our oral history workshop group paid him a visit. We ate lunch, and Fieldwork Group #3 conducted an interview.
Meet Sylvester and Mary Hoover of Hoover’s Grocery & Laundry in Greenwood’s Baptist Town neighborhood, another one of our fieldwork visits from last week’s oral history workshop.
The SFA Oral Workshop ventured to the Mississippi Delta yesterday to collect fieldwork in Greenwood. We started early, piling into two vans and passing the rolling green fields through heavy rain. For most of the participants, this was a first trip to the Delta. Our first stop was Leann Hines’s farm in Greenwood. Leann spoke about her … Continued