- General Article: Sharecropper Migration
- Further Reading: Related Books and Websites
- Primary Resources: Robert Moton's Second Report
- General Article: The Mississippi River Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers
- Poll Results: Poll Results
- General Article: Greenville, Mississippi Rejects the Ku Klux Klan
In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys, and the Percys against themselves. A dramatic story of greed, power and race during one of America's greatest natural disasters.