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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Betty Press

SPE Member since 2001
Member Chapter: South Central

Mississippi: The Place I Live

Mississippi: The Place I Live. I never expected to be living in Mississippi. I grew up in a very religious and conservative family on a farm in rural Nebraska. In college I was very influenced by the Civil Rights Movement going on at that time. I got exposed to the rest of the world by traveling around the world with my husband and later working as a photojournalist for eight years in Africa. Because of this I bring a singular perspective to documenting the Southern black and white experience, which is so intertwined, and keeps the South a unique region in our country. After several years of living in Mississippi but not feeling it is my

White's Grocery, Dogtown, Mississippi

High School dropout, Kosciusko, Mississippi

Two old school chairs, Black Hawk, Mississippi

Bubble Gum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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