Cynthia Bond Hopson

Cynthia Bond Hopson

BROWNSVILLE, TN:  Trials, Triumphs and Lessons: Phenomenal Women Speak” will be the inspiring premise at the Delta Heritage Center’s Women’s History Month program, Saturday, March 19, at 2 PM. Best-selling author, Haywood County native and cultural historian, Cynthia Bond Hopson, will headline the event followed by a panel of local trailblazers and leaders.

Event details listed below:

Date: Saturday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
Address: 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, TN
Price: Free

This is the second year for the program led by Bond Hopson, whose books on Haywood County include: The Women of Haywood: Their Lives, Our Legacy, Wiggle Tales and Times of Challenge and Controversy.

“I am still on a natural high from last year’s program,” says Bond Hopson. “The 11 phenomenal women who spoke were inspiring, powerful, and triumphant. This time will be no different.”

Panelists will include Arts Council Director Achana C. Jarrett,  businesswomen Martha Hooper, Cynthia Bond, Maggie Stewart, and Carrie Parker; retired educator Becky Thornton, Faith Deliverance Church Co-pastor Hazel Kellar-Boyd and community activist Sophia Rivers .

“This year’s gathering of amazing women will share their lives of faith and service — they are role models, mentors and “essentials” in the community,” adds Bond Hopson. “We can learn so much from their life lessons, unique insights, and critical intersections that informed, inspired and sustained them as they made their way in the world.”

Leading sociologist and Lipscomb University Dean, Dr. Norma J. Burgess, says it best in the book,  The Women of Haywood: “The women of our community hold a mighty and powerful history and at this stage in our lives, we take the opportunity to look back in reflection, wonder, appreciation and gratefulness.”

The program will conclude with questions from the audience followed by Bond Hopson doing a book signing.

About the Center
WTDHCThe West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes.

To learn more about the Center, visit or call 731-779-9000.