Pinhook Residents Get Houses Seven Years After Levee Breach —

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Yesterday, Friday, April 13th was a day displaced Pinhook residents had been waiting for for seven years. Yesterday their new houses in Sikeston were dedicated and the keys were handed over to them by representatives of Mennonite Disaster Services, who with Catholic Charities and Amish workers built the new houses for free. We all have […]

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Pinhook Documentary Premieres at University of Missouri

For my readers interested in the 2011 flood, and its effects on African-American populations in the region and Mississippi County/New Madrid County, Missouri, you may want to check this out.


Taking Pinhook, a documentary about Pinhook and its displaced residents, was screened for the first time last night at an event that was part of the University of Missouri Black Studies Department’s Black History Month Series. Several displaced Pinhook residents were in attendance including Debra Tarver and Aretha Robinson.

Check back soon to see video clips from the Q and A as well as excerpts from the film.

(Photo Credit: Darcy Holtgrave)

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