National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” recently paid tribute to the Chinese population in the Mississippi Delta, including the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum housed at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives and Museum at Delta State University.
Listen to the NPR segment and view the story online at http://www.npr.org/2017/03/18/519017287/the-legacy-of-the-mississippi-delta-chinese.
University Archivist, Emily Jones, welcomed NPR during their recent stop in the Delta.
“Where Chinese grocery stores once dominated our small towns, today their influence is markedly less notable,” said Jones, in a previous press release. “It is because of their physical absence that documenting, preserving and retelling their stories becomes vital.”
The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at no charge. Weekend or after-hours tours can be set up by calling Jones or Cindi Lofton at 662-846-4780.