Josie Brown interviews her friend, Pamela Brown-Knight, about Pam's father, Jesse L. Brown.Listen Now
In February 2015, StoryCorps parked their airstream recording booth in Jackson, Mississippi. People from across the state stopped by to record their stories and have conversations with important people in their lives. These stories were recorded, and we are now airing selections from them every Tuesday during Mississippi Edition (8:30 am). These stories are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Wendy Shenefelt is multi-racial. Her parents, who adopted her as an infant, are white. In this visit on the StoryCorps Mobile Tour in Mississippi, Wendy and her mother, Darry Shenefelt, talk about why her parents chose to create a trans-racial family.Read More
Michael McDonald moved to Mississippi from small-town Montana through his involvement with AmeriCorps. During his visit to the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, McDonald commented on the differences between Mississippi and his former home. In particular, he noticed the difficulties in Mississippi's public education system.Read More
Walter Neal, Jr. - folks call him Hibbett - was working as a transportation engineer in the mid-70s. That's when he and his wife moved to Jackson. As they contemplated changing the direction of their business in order to have more job security, they also turned their attention toward building their family.Read More