Located in the MS delta region. Public schools are 99% black. White
kids flock to the last remaining
school where they
still comprise 60% White
parents pay for segregation academies. Most live on the NE side of historic Grand Blvd. White
trash, blacks, elderly, live on NW side, slum on east.
Mosquitos, flies abound. Birds
cover cars in shit a lot. Police
and love to make dramatic
arrests if they
suspect foul play. One downtown street for the moneyed. 4 star hotel, bookstore with cafe
upstairs & screened porch. Viking Cooking school, culinary store. Most around it vacant.
Eat well at Crystal Grill, Flatland Grill, Giardina's, Delta Bistro, Mai Little China, Steven's BBQ.
The only thing
to do here is stay home, go out to eat, or go to church. One cliquish white restaurant/bar
called Webster's. If you're not from Greenwood don't expect camaraderie.
Well over half the population believe in God. There is 1 known atheist. It will suck the life out of you if you enjoy culture, embrace diversity, intelligent, or bad fit for established order.
is fatal, unless you can find
a doctor who'll take
you or sit in E.R. hours
for less than a minute with
doc for $1200.
Will be proselytized if they
suspect you don't drink the kool-aid.
is rampant. 2-3 downtown festivals.
Church lady: Gawd punished me for not goin' to church Sunday. Got a patch of dang skeeter bites.
Society woman: I'm havin' a cocktail
party Thursday at 6:00. Servin' hors d,veures and martinis. Don't tell Mary
Ann. Greenwood MS Junior Auxilary won't take her. Her husband is part Cherokee, and her kids don't go to Pillow.
Family on SNAP:
Kid: Mama, I'm hungry
for green beans.
Mama: All we got is pork rinds and sunbeam bread. Make a sandwich. I don't get no more checks
for 10 more days.
Kid: Ain't you found no job yet?
Mama: I quit lookin' after all them people I asked said no. Miss Mary
Ann might need her guest house cleaned on Friday though.
Farmer: Boy do I remember when Greenwood was the cotton capital of the world. And the black folks
my plantation in them shanties, and was happy
for food and a matress to sleep on! Now the fed. pays 'em to live in Baptist town and not work
fer nobody! Mississipi ain't what it used to be. South will rise again one day.
Farmer's wife: Have you seen "The Help" Joe Bob? Goin' to Redbox
down at the Dollar General.
Farmer: Naw Mary
Ann, and I ain't goin' to. Now make me some collards.
Farmer's wife: Mary
Jo is comin' home next week when she's through with
exam at Ole Miss.
Farmer: Jes make sure
she doesn't spend all her clothes
allowance at the boutique downtown. $1000 is all she's gettin' this