Apr 13, 2012
The Vicksburg Heritage Series presents Stories and Civil War Diaries at 7:30 pm at The Coral Room inside The Vicksburg, 801 Clay Street. This inaugural presentation in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will include music, readings and interpretations by spoke word artists. Presentations include excerpts from the Diaries of Emma Balfour and "Mule Meat on the Menu" performed by Mary Ruth Jones, The Mini-Ball Pregnancy also known as "The Original Son of a Gun" by Jack Burns, and stories handed down by African-American slaves and sharecroppers by Helen Sims and the Mississippi Re-enactment Society. These stories, handed down by generations, will include how "Master Tom Williams" assisted his slaves escape to a place called "The North... it's Somewhere above Tennessee," and how "Lula Williams," the cook on the "Williams Plantation," found creative ways to feed all the hungry folks on the plantation during the hard time of the war. Admission to the event is $15. Reservation can be made by calling (601) 618-9349 and tickets are available at the door. You may purchase tickets online at www.westsidetheatrefoundation.com or at The Vicksburg main office (601) 630-2921. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vicksburgheritage.com.