MISSISSIPPI MADAM: THE LIFE OF NELLIE JACKSON

Runtime: 81 minutes

Producers: Mark K. Brockway, Timothy Givens

Directors: Mark K. Brockway, Timothy Givens

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qU8EYqnOmM

A known legend in Natchez is the place everyone called Nellie's. Nellie Jackson, a black woman from a small community 36 miles south of Natchez, was born into rural poverty in 1902. Despite the constraints of the times, she became one of the most powerful people in historic Natchez, Mississippi, rising up from being a housekeeper to running a very successful business, a bordello they called Nellie's. "It seems strange that a community would have so much affection for a madam. It's very strange, I know, but she was the sort of person who was living in the presence of both the devil and the Lord." - Former Alderman Paul O' Malley. FOLLOWED BY A FILMMAKER Q&A!