Nothing says "Mound Bayou" like this picture: A vision when it was established in 1887, and the vision keeps growing.
I had seen this park across the street from the City Hall since my first visit last year. Today, I asked the Mayor about its significance, thinking it one of the greening projects. It is, but it is more than that. It represents the city's early beginnings: the Mound, and the Bayou that gave it a name that would become known throughout the world.
Booker T. Washington wrote, "Outside of Tuskegee, I think I can safely say there is no community in the world that I am so deeply interested in as I am in Mound Bayou." (The Mound Bayou Mississippi Story, The Delta Center for Culture and Learning, Delta State University, n.d., para.1).