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Aspen High School tours the Delta

By April 10, 2014Delta Center

The Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently introduced a group of twenty students from Aspen High School in Colorado to the Delta’s cultural heritage.

The group was led by Leonard Lansburgh, who has participated in other Delta Center tours through the Mississippi Center for Justice. Aspen High has 560 students in grades 9-12, and all students choose from among 36 experiential learning opportunities in the month of April, each lasting a full week. Options this year included hiking in the Tetons, snow skiing in several different places, horseback riding on a dude ranch, service work in New York City and an exploration of the Mississippi Delta, among others.

The class is pictured at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville, along with Civil Rights leader Charles McLaurin and former Alderwoman Hattie Jordan. Lee Aylward, also pictured, led the tour for the Delta Center.