cotton field in the Mississippi Delta
Wow – hard to believe that today – August 28, 2015 – is the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till in the small town of Money, Mississippi in the Mississippi Delta. That horrific incident was one of the events that brought about the Civil Rights movement. Having lived in the Delta for 7 years, in the towns of Greenville and Yazoo City, I have a great love for the people of this region, but can also appreciate the pain and suffering and poverty that are so overwhelming present. We pray for continued racial reconciliation in our country and in the region of the Mississippi Delta. May the Lord give us the courage and strength to confront the issues of oppression and racism that exist in many forms in our society.