'It's The Heart of Mississippi': Meet The People Of Oxford

Locals tell us what they love about their home.

We reached Oxford, Mississippi, on Friday, as part of our Listen To America road trip. While there, we spoke to locals and asked them why they chose to call the city home. 

Chico Harris ― writer, 56 years old

Ronzo Shapiro ― ‘man about town,’ 74 years old

Danielle Reed ― ‘exploring,’ 23 years old

HuffPost is hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears ― and what it means to be American today.

Barbie Gates ― pet nanny, 61 years old

Jakob Drake ― student/barista, 19 years old

Al Morse -- bookseller, 27 years old

Betsy Chapman ― farmers market director, 40 years old