I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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You lose the Nobel Prize from the display cabinet. What goes in its place?

When the representatives from Sotheby’s and the Faulkner family came to get the Nobel Prize plaque from the archives at the University of Mississippi so it can be auctioned, it left a void.  What would be an appropriate replacement?

A Robert Johnson 78 record, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” of course.  A reliable source […]

I’m sorry folks, this is not Robert Johnson’s birthplace

The Clarion Ledger has a story about Robert Johnson’s birthplace in Hazelhurst.  Local officials claim to have discovered it:

His birthplace, however, has been verified. The seminal bluesman came into the world in 1911 in a well-crafted home built by his stepfather in Hazlehurst.

Now, 71 years after his death, local officials want to […]

About that crossroads thing

I just read a CNN story that repeats the bogus crossroads tale about US 49 and 61 in Clarksdale.  It’s a pleasant story about Abe’s with a brief mention of the Rest Haven, but that crossroads thing ends any suspension of disbelief for me.  And, trying to figure out when US 49 actually first […]