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Congratulations to Mr. Sessums. Mississippi Sissy is an event full of wonder, angst and intrigue. You slide into the recesses of his life, discovering the nobility of a mother's love, the vulnerability of youth, and the bravery borne from being an outsider.
Both my parents hail from Mississippi and in their many returns to that state, I've never ventured. I've heard too many tales about colored fountains, separate theaters, picking cotton and running in fear for their lives to want to visit the ghosts now haunting me.
I look forward to his next memoir, I Left it on Mountain.
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