Greenwood Morning Star and Virgil Adams Residence

By: Davis Houck

The Greenwood Commonwealth was not the only newspaper serving the relatively small Delta community. Founded in 1946 by James “Jimmy” Alsop, The Morning Star was conceived by its founder as a progressive morning alternative to the Commonwealth. Alsop was inspired by his liberal friend and colleague to the west, Greenville’s Hodding Carter, Jr., who owned and published the Delta Democrat-Times. Continue reading

Henry Clarence Strider Gravesite

By: Davis Houck

When Emmett Till’s body was pulled from the muddy Tallahatchie River on Wednesday, August 31, it proved terribly important that he was supposedly found on the Tallahatchie County side of the river, and not the Leflore County side. As such, Sheriff Henry Clarence (H.C.) Strider would be in charge of the murder investigation. Continue reading