After fifty years, we've heard it all. From the horrors of war to the struggle for civil rights, Mississippians have shared their stories with us. The writers, the soldiers, the activists, the musicians, the politicians, the comedians, the teachers, the farmers, the sharecroppers, the survivors, the winners, the losers, the haves, and the have-nots. They've all entrusted us with their memories, by the thousands. You like stories? We've got stories. After fifty years, we've heard it all.
During World War Two, women took jobs traditionally held by men.Bonnie Stedman of McComb began working for the railroad in 1943 at the age of 17. She recalls the dangers and rewards of working long hours in remote locations.