Mississippi Goddam
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Mississippi is a state with a troubled past. History can be recounted very differently, depending on who you ask.

Gloster has a population of 960 people. It is located in the southwest corner of the state and was named after the Confederate Captain Gloster. Not a soul in town can tell you who Captain Gloster was, but the town bears his name just the same.

I was born in Gloster, but as well as I thought I knew the town, and its people, I found out I did not. Perhaps my perspectives have changed over time. My personal politics have changed, the country is constantly changing, yet Mississippi seems to sit still.

Mississippi Goddam (a Nina Simone song with a title too good not to steal) is a look at the town of Gloster as I see it today.