Join Walt Grayson as he showcases Mississippi's unique landmarks, attractions, art, history, culture, and of course, people. Mississippi Roads provides viewers an insider’s guide to the towns, events, attractions, history, art, music, food, natural beauty and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique. From hidden waterfalls to opulent mansions to quirky eateries to talented artists, you never know what we will uncover around the bend.
Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Natchez City Cemetery and the Chapel of the Cross Cemetery in Madison County
Cemeteries around the state are hallowed places that tell us a lot about our history, like Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, one of the country’s oldest and largest cemeteries that’s still in use today. Then we head up to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus where our national Memorial Day holiday has its roots. Down Highway 61 in Natchez, many of the state’s first settlers found their resting places. Finally, the haunting story of Henry Vick at Chapel of the Cross in Madison County plays a central role in that area’s history.
WMSV Radio Reunion, Bluesman R.L. Burnside, Kemper County’s Sciple’s Mill, Delta Musician Gus Mohamed
Music is in the air when we head up to Delta State University in Cleveland to check out some exciting developments on the music scene there. Then we’ll drop in on a reunion of college radio station DJs from WMSV in Starkville. We’ll look in the rearview mirror at a story we did on famed blues artist R.L. Burnside, then travel to Sciple’s Mill in Kemper County where an old mill provides a backdrop for community music and dancing. Finally, we’ll enjoy the music of Delta performer Gus Mohammed, who finds his inspiration in the quiet landscapes of the Mississippi Delta