100 Years from Mississippi
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / Watch now with KPBS Passport!
Kirkland was seven years old when she fled Ellisville, Mississippi in 1915 with her mother and siblings as her father and his friend escaped an approaching lynch mob. Mamie had vowed for a century that she would never return to Mississippi. Yet at the urging of her son Tarabu, she finally confronted her childhood trauma by returning to Ellisville.
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