Do you think LeRoy Percy betrayed the African American community in Greenville?
Voices from the Flood
African Americans experienced great hardship during the flood. Read the words of those who lived through it.
Flood Film Clips
View footage taken before and during the flood.
Delta Blues Music
Read interviews with Professor David Evans and WGBH radio host Mai Cramer about the influence of the Delta blues.
One Man's Experience
Read excerpts from Will Percy's 1941 memoir, Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son.
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