The Mississippi Center for Justice brought their staff, members of their advisory board, and representatives of various foundations that fund their programs to the Delta last weekend.
Many of the 60 participants were lawyers, and came from as far as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
They were escorted on a two-day tour by Dr. Luther Brown of the Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning.
The group visited Indianola, Cleveland, Merigold, Mound Bayou, Ruleville, Greenwood, and Greenville.
The tour include stops at the B. B. King Museum, the Delta State campus, Po’ Monkey’s Lounge, the Taborian Hospital, Fannie Lou Hamer’s grave, Warfield Park, Greenville’s Hebrew Union Temple, and the Flood Museum, among other places.
On Saturday night, the group tasted several varieties of Delta tamales at the Turnrow Book Store in Greenwood and listened to musician Duff Dorrough play the blues at Robert Johnson’s grave at midnight.
They were also greeted by Carolyn McAdams and Heather McTeer Hudson, mayors of Greenwood and Greenville respectively.
Photo Caption: Some of the participants in the recent Heritage tour presented by the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.