October 28, 2014
Music Museum to Host Civil Rights Scholar and Author
CIVIL RIGHTS "FREEDOM RIDER"
AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Delta Blues Museum
Armstrong will conduct a presentation of his book
of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil
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.
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
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.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal