University of Southern Mississippi graduate student, Isaac Gang, immigrated to Jackson, Mississippi, from post-war Southern Sudan in 1995, several years before the "Lost Boys" of Sudan made their journey to the U.S. He discusses fleeing war and genocide, assisting the Lost Boys in their transition, enjoying the simple modern luxuries, and the importance of giving back. (photo of Isaac Gang at the University of Juba, July 2007)
Belzoni native Thomas Turner reflects on the origins and colorful life of gypsies who mule traded near his home in the early 20th century.
Gene Taylor, Reilly Morse, and Diane Peranich shed light on some of the obstacles and issues that surfaced after the storm was over. (photo of Congressman Gene Taylor, on right).
Chinese Americans Vera Penney Gong, Luck Wing, and John Wing discuss their experiences living outside of a black and white racial identity during segregation in Mississippi. (photo of students of the only all-Chinese school in Bolivar County, 1938)
Jobie Martin reminisces about his early career and entering unchartered territory as the first African American to host his own television show in Mississippi.