23 Little Zion MB Church Greenwood, Mississippi

Little Zion MB Church Greenwood, Mississippi

Mrs. Rosie Eskridge, a lifetime member of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, remembered that as a young wife she brought water to her husband, Tom, as he was digging Robert Johnson’s grave in this church yard. That mid-August afternoon, Johnson’s body lay in the shade while Tom dug the grave. Mrs. Eskridge did not approve of Johnson’s music. She wasn’t pleased to have the bluesman buried in their churchyard and never much spoke of nor sought to profit from her knowledge. For these reasons, Little Zion has come to be thought of as the most reliable final resting place for this Delta Blues legend.

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