JOHNNIE BILLINGTON


Photo Credit: arts.state.ms.us
1935 - 2013
Rest in Peace

Johnnie Billington, 77, Blues Musician and Educator

Billington started the Arts and Education program at the Museum, and went on to found the Delta Blues Education Program.

He received several honors for his work in educating Delta youth, including The Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" Education Award, the Sunflower River Blues Association's Early Wright Award (for preservation of the blues), the Mississippi Arts Commission's Folk Arts Fellowship, and the Artist Achievement Award from the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

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