‘In It for the Right Reason’: Single Mother of Four Running for Mayor of Shuqualak
Erin Hartfield feels comfortable with her four girls playing freely outside in her adopted home of Shuqualak, Miss. Her commitment to her daughters drives most of her decisions—including running for mayor of the small town, she says.
‘Don’t Stir Up the Past’: Probing Mississippi’s Silences, Investigating Disparities, Honored Nationally
In last week’s episode of MFP Live, Mississippi Free Press publisher Kimberly Griffin and I had what many people sadly might see as a traitorous conversation with Mount Olive, Miss., native and author Ralph Eubanks. We’re supposed to be “patriotic,” we’re told, and that means just talk about the good and honorable parts of Mississippi’s and the nation’s history. We’re not supposed to “probe the silences,” as Ralph puts it in his wonderful new book, “A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape.”