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Educational Programs - Explore and Learn

John Lee Hooker: Endless Boogie

"But the Blues is just a thing like Old Man River. You feels it. Some people have lived it. I know I have." John Lee Hooker. Whatever your expectation about the blues, John Lee Hooker first denied it and then surpassed it. Follow John Lee's Endless Boogie to learn more about his life and history.
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The Blues and The Great Migration

From World War 1 to the 1970's over 6 million Black Americans migrated from the South to Northern, Eastern and Western areas of the United States. The Blues and The Great Migration focuses on the major cities involved in the migration, and select bluesmen who left the Delta in search of better opportunities.
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Follow Robert Johnson

Follow Robert Johnson focuses on the life of Robert Johnson, his rambles, many graves and his journey to the Crossroads.
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Explore The New World

This particular Explore & Learn feature focuses on a timeline of Clarksdale, MS. Beginning with the founding of Clarksdale in 1839 and spanning the years to present day; "Exploring the New World" covers such material as Clarksdale's music history, way of life, longstanding families and much more.
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Follow Charlie Musselwhite

Follow the life and art of the great blues harp master and bandleader Charlie Musselwhite. Learn about his career as his talent takes him from birth in Kosciusko, Mississippi through his life, recordings, awards and his current projects.
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Follow Son House

Follow the life and art of a great blues musician Son House. Learn about his career as his talent takes him from birth in Riverton, Mississippi through different careers, his music and being re-discovered in New York.
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Follow Muddy

"Follow Muddy" outlines the life and art of Muddy Waters. It is designed to give a vivid, graphic overview of the essential facts of the blues master's life and musical highlights. Learn about his career as his talent takes him from birth in Rolling Fork, Mississippi to career capstone concerts in London, England. This addition is the first in a series that will chronicle the life and work of major blues figures represented in the Delta Blues Museum.
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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.




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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.

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1 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820
Email: info@deltabluesmuseum.org