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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

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

Amy L. Young

Milburn J. Crowe

Amy L. Young

University Press of Mississippi

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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