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In Celebration…

The story of the cover begins September 1975 when Festival Designer Janet Stratton traveled to Belzoni, Mississippi, home of Mrs. Ethel Wright Mohamed to commissian a tapestry to represent the Bicentennial Festival.

Mrs. Mohamed had been a much admired participant during the 1974 Mississippi presentations at the Festival and following that experience created a work that now hangs in the State Archives in Jackson. She became an artist only over the past 10 years while looking for something to do after the death of her husband, Hassan, a Lebanese who became a drygoods store owner in Mississippi. Her work tells the story of her life through ...

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