Inspired by the 1968 National Geographic article, "Life Along the Natchez Trace", I decided to share these photos of what I refer to as 'the country'. These are photos from the former plantation lands in which African-Americans remained after the Civil War and made it their homes. These specific area cover Sibley, MS the areas known as Beverly and Hutchins Landing in southern Adams County, MS. The first photo is taken from the National Geographic Magazine.
|Baptism of Willie McGee, 1968|
Willie McGee (center), Brother Rounds (left) and Reverend Walter Logan (right)
Reverend Logan would go on to baptize, christen, marry and eulogize several members of the Thompson, Galmore, Rounds and Washington families. He also married my parents in 1970.
|Mount Olive Baptist Church|
Reverend Walter Logan's son, Douglas, is the current pastor
|Hutchins Landing |
Anthony Hutchings and John Hutchings former plantation and land
as it appears today