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Mississippi towns ‘race against time’ to save history from distortion and oblivion as eyewitnesses are dying

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By Lynda Edwards, Staff Reporter Stanton Hall’s soaring pillars and sumptuous rooms make the grand 19th-century mansion a star of Pilgrimage weeks — when tourists flood Natchez, Mississippi’s historic places to see men in Confederate uniforms dance with women costumed in hoop skirts reenacting Civil War era balls. Beautiful photos of Stanton Hall have decorated hundreds of brochures and websites over the past 90 years. Stanton also has a small role in Black history. Exerlena Jackson was once its chef. She was the wife of local NAACP treasurer, Wharlest Jackson. He took a third job at a tire fa…

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