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This is a personal memorial to the late bluesman James "T-Model" Ford (b. ca. 1928 - d. 2013). He killed a man in self-defense and did time on a chain gang in Parchman Penal Colony and Farm. When I met him, he showed me the scars on his ankles and said, "1973 is the first time I ever spoke to a white woman. They wouldn't even let us keep white chickens in our yards." This helped me understand the depth an cruel banality of the American apartheid system in Mississippi. Digital photograph by Baltimore artist Jo Brown, of a rusted Ford truck ca. 1940. Taken in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania at Briggs Farm.