Volume 14, No. 1 | February 2021

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KEEPING THE BEAT

Delta Blues Newsletter February, 2021

GUEST EDITORIAL: CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM

As Black History Month draws to a close, we want to focus not only on the past but also the present and future of the Blues...

Delta Blues Museum is honored to have one of our very own homegrown musicians, the phenomenal CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, pay special tribute to Blues music, its history, its artists and its importance worldwide.

View Kingfish's Video

VIRTUAL TOUR PREMIERE: THE GREAT MIGRATION

Take a Field Trip through "The Great Migration" in our latest virtual tour, created by Mississippi filmmaker Joe York in collaboration with historian Nancy Pace Kossman and screenwriter Jennifer Pierce Mathus: The story of The Great Migration is also the story of how the world got the Blues, from those musicians who left the South in search of better lives elsewhere. Learn more about the places they left and how this important movement had a dramatic impact on the country's economy, arts and culture.

All virtual tours are free and available on our website at
www.deltabluesmuseum.org

Donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.

COME TO THE CROSSROADS...

Highways 61 and 49 meet in Clarksdale, MS, home of "The Crossroads," the site where Delta blues master Robert Johnson was said to sell his soul to the devil at midnight to be able to play his extraordinary music—or so the myth goes. Make your own "visit" to The Crossroads by purchasing a souvenir of this legendary scene from our online Gift Shop. We have Crossroads tees, coffee mugs, Crossroads branded-coffee, authentic replicas of Highways 61 and 49 road signs, Crossroads pins, magnets, keychains and our exclusive Crossroads poster. Buy a piece of The Crossroads and share the story!

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Thanks for your continued and future support!

Shelly 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.

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

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS
Exhibits, Events and More!

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

Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

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Museum Contact information

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