100 Years From Mississippi

Mamie Lang Kirkland left Mississippi in 1915 and would not return until a century later.

Mamie Lang 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.

100 Years From Mississippi is presented by your local public television station.

Distributed nationally by American Public Television