A man talks about the miniature cocoon he has made to hang in the large Cocoon.
“What it represents is a better Greenwood for my young people. It’s protected, it’s wrapped up and it’s visible so you can see it grow. We’re watching our kids grow. We know the problems they’re facing, but we’re still going to bed and waking up talking about the same thing the next day. So I want this to represent a better Greenwood for the future for our young people. I want them exposed to different cultures and different nationalities so they won’t be so closed minded, and Mississippi won’t be known as the racist state or the state that’s last in education. We have a lot of smart kids here who are going to do some great things. That’s what it represents: You see it, you know it’s going to become a human being one day — let’s just do the best we can for them while we’re here.”