"The Jewel of the Delta"
-PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Bolivar Countians Making an Impact
by Jack Criss The Bolivar Bullet The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro
Christian Leadership School
Several events scheduled for next week in Mound Bayou Dean/State Director Ethel J. Hill and
Water Freeze Alert
Starting tonight, Wednesday November 16, 2022, we recommend that you let your faucets drip because
Clean Drinking Water Now a Permanent Reality for One Small Delta Town
Clean drinking water is something that everyone should be able to access. For many small
Restoration of Historic Bank
Mound Bayou is raising funds By Jack Criss, The Bolivar Bullet The Mississippi Heritage Trust, in
MOUND BAYOU HISTORY
Less than a square mile in total area, the city of Mound Bayou, Mississippi even now stands for release, freedom, and a promised land for the descendants of formerly enslaved people. Founded in 1887, Mound Bayou’s population is 98 percent African-American, one of the largest of any community in the United States, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
From its beginnings in a lonely swamp, this small town in the Mississippi Delta grew into a bustling community of black-owned businesses and successful farms by 1900. With some decline in the 1920s and 30s, Mound Bayou continued to draw black businesses and a large hospital up until the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.