Your Natchez History Minute is brought to
you by Natchez National Historical Park. The Natchez Trace was the theme of the first
Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, June 7-9, 1990. It attracted more than 1,000 people.
Since then, themes have ranged from Richard Wright to civil rights, from Ol’ Man River
to King Cotton, from Free Blacks to Southern Women writers. Every year, authors, scholars,
and film experts from across the country and abroad have captivated audiences who want
to know more about Natchez and the rest of the Deep South. Sponsored by Copiah-Lincoln
Community College and Mississippi Department of Archives and History, programs at the conference
are free and open to the public. The 27th Celebration will take place Feb. 26-27, 2016,
at the Natchez Convention Center. The theme is “Natchez at 300: A River Runs by It.” I am Carolyn Vance Smith, founder of the Natchez
Literary and Cinema Celebration, and this has been your Natchez History Minute.