The Great Flood of 1927 left a lasting impact on the Mississippi Delta and the nation. It was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, affecting 27,000 square miles. It spurred the federal government to build the world’s longest system of levees and floodways.
The Great Flood of 1927 is the inspiration of a play, Hell in High Water, coming soon to New Stage Theatre.
Vasti Jackson, a living Mississippi Blues Legend, is joining the cast and is the musical director. Vasti and Francine, the director, stopped by Good Things to share history and context with Rebecca Turner.