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Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win two National Book Awards, still livs in Mississippi. She is not the only strong, tough woman here. Photo courtesy David Rae Morris

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OPINION: Women in Mississippi—So Strong and So Tough

"Over the 25 years that we have lived in Mississippi, we have taken quite a ribbing. Whenever we told them of our children's successes, they always scoffed and said 'but …


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