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Ethnic Heritage in MississippiThe Twentieth Century$
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Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032622

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001

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The Story of Mound Bayou

The Story of Mound Bayou

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(p.98) 4 The Story of Mound Bayou
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Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi
Author(s):

Amy L. Young

Milburn J. Crowe

Amy L. Young

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.003.0005

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first describes the history of Mound Bayou followed by a project called “Digging for the Dream: Archaeology at Mound Bayou,” believed to be the first archaeological project designed and implemented by a black community. It then outlines the process, which is on-going, of public archaeology in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. The effort is a sustained collaboration between a professional archaeologist and the local citizens. The second part of the chapter discusses an archaeological and architectural study of modernization in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, 1887–1940.

Keywords:   excavation, public archaeology, descendants, black community, archaeological digs, modernization

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