Meridian, Mississippi is homegrown blues wafting through a breezeway, mingling with the scent of fried green tomatoes and collard greens. It’s “sugar” and “darlin’” with a side of sass. It’s everything you expect and nothing you think it will be, steeped in South, dyed in cotton, and starched for church on Sunday.
To understand the Mississippi Delta, you need to experience it for yourself, and Greenwood, Mississippi is a fine place to start. You can spend an afternoon or a lifetime, but a weekend jaunt will give you the best of both worlds. This is a 48-hour agenda, but Greenwood is best savored in slow, lingering bites.