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Sixth Annual Blues Conference Brings Musicians, Scholars to Campus on Oct. 4

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The sixth annual International Conference on the Blues brings both legendary entertainment and academics to Delta State University on Friday, Oct. 4, including a celebration of the gospel roots of the blues with The Como Mamas and visiting scholars from as far away as Norway to China, Chicago to California, as well as wide-ranging interactive workshops and panels for casual blues enthusiasts. Read More

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area to Provide Grant Workshops in September

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The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) will hold a series of workshops across the Mississippi Delta in September to present information about grants available in 2020 to support local projects and activities that further MDNHA’s mission of fostering preservation, perpetuation, and celebration of the Delta’s heritage through a climate of collaboration and sustainable economic development. Read More

Delta Center for Culture and Learning’s “Most Southern” Teacher Workshops Earn Rave Reviews from National Humanities Alliance Survey

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The Delta Center for Culture and Learning’s venerable summer workshop, “The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta,” recently received further praise from the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), the official advocacy organization for the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Alumni participants surveyed by the NHA consider the free weeklong professional development for K-12 educators as invariably helpful and often revelatory. Read More

Julian Rankin, Author of Book about Mississippi Delta’s Ed Scott, the First Nonwhite Owner and Operator of a Catfish Plant in the U.S., and Scott’s Daughter, Delta State University Alumna Willena Scott-White, to Speak on Campus on Feb. 6

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Julian Rankin, author of Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta, and Delta State University alumna Willena Scott-White, daughter of the book’s pioneering subject, will speak at Delta State on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 6 PM in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom Hall. Read More