When the Civil War was over, Joe Davis who’s brother Jefferson was President of the defeated Confederacy, had to set his slaves free along with everyone else. Two slaves took freedom to mean they could do anything white people could do, they started their own town in the Delta County of Mississippi. They called the town Mound Bayou and it eventually grew to 3,000 people. Reporter Bonnie Erbe told of how a radio station in Tennessee tried to save the town from bankruptcy.