Cotton Street Neighborhood

Sims and Cotton Streets
Marks, MS

This area is where Dr. King visited an impoverished family, getting to their home by boat since the road was under water. He was overcome with emotion and wept after seeing the conditions in which the family lived, and many say this began his transformation into a warrior on poverty after realizing that the father worked hard all day, and it still wasn’t enough to provide the basics for his family.