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Devils Punch Bowl Natchez

Since working with the NAPAC Museum I get constant inquiries about the history of the devils punch bowl. Here is a little insight to help you judge if occupying Union troops carried out the deeds being attributed to them . In an investigative story reported by WJTV News Channel 12 out of Jackson, Mississippi, “Mass Graves Remain in The Devil’s Punchbowl of Natchez.” The Devil’s Punchbowl is a place located in Natchez, Mississippi where during the Civil War; authorities forced tens of thousands o…

11th Annual Blacks in Blue Civil War Living History Program

I am filled with great expectations with the release of the venue for this years living history presentation by award winning Ser Seshsh Ab Heter- CM Boxley.. For the past ten years he has enriched our knowledge with bringing history of little talked about facts involinvg the Black participation in the struggle for freedom . This years presentation brings back to us the role of the 3rd U.S. Cavalry Re-Enactors from Florida. Their performance is awesome and gives the viewer the the sense of the a…

Remembering Natchez College

The doorway to success is through education. From my early childhood years it was pounded into me the three r”s ( reading , writing , and arithmetic ) the core elements needed to survive and move upward in a society that oppress and suppress the individual talents and ambitions of a people simply to maintain control. Growing up in Natchez I was privileged to be exposed to Natchez College at an early age. By Natchez College being a school run by the Mississippi Baptist Convention and I being a me…