If These Fields Could Talk is the inspiring and heartwarming true story of Leatha Jackson’s rise from abject poverty in the pre-Civil Rights South to beloved matriarch and “bar b que queen” of Mississippi.
Leatha’s journey stands as a powerful example of what an unshakable faith in God, love, and family can create. After many years of sweat, toil, and dreaming, with the unwavering support of her devoted husband and children, Leatha made magic in the heart of the South. Her legacy, Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn, has become a Mississippi landmark, a family institution, a featured restaurant on national television shows, and a favorite of locals, traveling “foodies,” and celebrity regulars… and the story of how it all came to be is as remarkable as a plate of Leatha’s delicious barbeque. As Leatha would say, “It’s all about love.”