Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday
Slums 1957

Picture showing slums that were removed in construction of High Street Ext., Jackson, Mississippi, March 14, 1957.

Photograph courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


  1. I stayed in a house similar to these in a neighborhood similar to this but in the Delta somewhere. I was a the Republic of New Africa Land Celebration in 1971 when a friend took me to visit some friends of his.

    1. Some shotguns in the Delta have been renovated for visitors. The houses in the photo were destroyed the same year my parents moved to Jackson.