What Happened to Farish Street?

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In its mid-twentieth century heyday, Farish Street was the largest economically independent African American community in Mississippi. A stroll today down the nine blocks of Farish Street reveals collapsed roofs, toppled facades, broken windows, and faded signs.

Click on the image above above to visit The Farish Street Project, a joint venture of the SFA and the Southern Documentary Project. Thanks and congratulations to Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson, newly minted alumni of the Southern Studies MA program, for undertaking this research. Andy Harper of the Southern Documentary Project and SFA director John T. Edge served as faculty co-advisers.