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UNDERSTANDING NATCHEZ GUMBO

When you visit Natchez you guys have to experience the flavors of Natchez Heritage Cooking by Jarita Frazier- King. Here is Her take on the History of Gumbo and a beginning of a love for Heritage Foods that will follow you for life. "Before there was a big Easy ... the Big Fort on the Hill existed.... Natchez ,MS... This was the first place , African slaves, Indians, Irish men, French men , Spanish All communed together... Natchez is the first place Gumbo came to life.... Yep that’s what i said.…

Today Marks the Beginning of Kwanza

From the desk of: DarrellS. WhiteDirectorOffice of Cultural Heritage Tourism “VisitNatchez”Mississippi 640 South Canal Street Natchez,Mississippi 39120601-446-6345 ext. 1623 (O)601-807-2566 (C) The Holiday Season is upon us and many are preparing for the upcoming festivities. The Natchez Association for the Preservation of African American History & Culture (NAPAC) would like to take this opportunity to present information regarding Kwanzaa. The holiday was established during the turbulent Civil…

The Parchman Ordeal Book

NAPAC MUSEUM is glad to announce that we have recived our copies of the Parchman Ordeal The Book. If you Have seen the documentary than the book will fill in the gaps with the full testimonials of the victims. After keeping this story hidden for more than 50 years now you can not only see the emotional scars but you get to read the stories of the victims and feel their pain as they relive those moments.If you cannot come to the museum to pick up your copy purchase it here . Parchman Ordeal Book…

Happy Holidy Season

As we enter into the Holiday Season , We the members of NAPAC and Museum Staff would like to wish all visitors and supporters a very safe and happy holidays. We are looking forward to sharing with you in the coming new year new exhibits as well as new untold stories of the magnificent contributions the Black Americans contribute toward the building of this great nation.

EXPLORING ARTICLES DONATED BY BARBARA HAIG

In the coming weeks Napac will be sharing the articles presented to us from Barbara Haig. Thes articles not only explore the horrors of slavery in the immediate area of Natchez Mississippi but shed light of the mentallity of slavery and it's abolishment. All of the for coming stories are published in The New York Review November 4 1993 .Their reference material will be from Tumult and Silence : An inquiry into a Civil War Conspiracy. By Winthrop D Jordan , Louisiana State University Press.
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