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The Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently took its workshop “The Most Southern Place on Earth: History, music and culture of the Mississippi Delta” to Memphis.
The workshop is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants in the workshop were teachers (K-12) and librarians, and they came from 21 states. They were in the Delta for seven days, and several stayed for an extra day or two before going home.
While in Memphis, the workshop participants visited the Cotton Museum, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the National Civil Rights Museum, before going to the Peabody Hotel to watch the famous ducks walk from the fountain to the elevators.