Greenwood, Mississippi is 130 miles from Memphis, home to blues music and Viking Range headquarters. There they have a luxury hotel, cooking school, and spa. It was the site of a number of protests during the Civil Rights Movement and where B.B. King performed his first live broadcast. Today it has a population of around 17,000 people. Many parts of the film The Help were also filmed in Greenwood.
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Caroline Eubanks is the editor of this website, a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel writer, and the author of This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States. Her stories from the South have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Thrillist, Roads and Kingdoms, and BBC Travel.
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