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October 28, 2014


Mississippi's Oldest Music Museum to Host Civil Rights Scholar and Author


CIVIL RIGHTS "FREEDOM RIDER"

THOMAS ARMSTRONG

AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

Clarksdale, Mississippi




November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Delta Blues Museum

 

Thomas Armstrong will conduct a presentation of his book

Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights.

From Armstrong, "Simply said, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FREEDOM RIDER: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights is a model for personal empowerment through civic engagement, and furthering the realization of America's democratic ideals. The memoir is based on my telling of my own experience in the early civil rights movement in my native Mississippi (1958-1963)."

A Q&A and booksigning will follow. Open to the media and to the public - this event is sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.




About the Delta Blues Museum

A 2013 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services--the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community--the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits for its expansion, including the Muddy Waters Addition. Expanded exhibits will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.

For online donations or for more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.

Members of the press may register on the Museum website to access the PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials.

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Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.