Exhibit - Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi
The Delta Blues Museum invites the
public to visit our newest exhibit "Give My Poor Heart Ease:
Voices of the Mississippi Blues" featuring a collection of
prints from folklorist William Ferris's new book of the same name.
Ferris, who donated the set of 45 prints to the Delta Blues Museum,
is the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the senior associate
director of its Center for the Study of the American South.
Give My Poor Heart Ease is a
documentary record of Ferris's
home state during the 1960s and
'70s, illustrated with Ferris's
photographs of Mississippi musicians
and their communities and includes
a CD of original music and a
DVD of original film. The book
also features more than 20 interviews
relating frank, dramatic and
engaging first-person narratives
about black life and blues music
in the heart of the American
Signed copies of Give My Poor
Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi
Blues (University of North
Carolina Press, Fall 2009)
$35.00, are available for purchase
in the museum gift shop.
The exhibit is sponsored by
the Community Foundation of Northwest
Mississippi, Mississippi Arts
Commission and the Friends of
the Delta Blues Museum.