September 08, 2016
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM HOSTS "GREAT MIGRATION" WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS
Accredited workshop is open to teachers of all subjects and grade levels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Clarksdale, Mississippi - September
08, 2016] - The Delta Blues Museum is pleased
to offer a workshop on "The Great Migration" on Friday,
September 23, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Teachers
of all subjects and grade levels are invited to participate
and will have the opportunity to earn .7 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs). The Early Bird fee
for registration before September 20, 2016 is $25
and $30 thereafter - the workshop fee includes lunch,
snacks and CEUs.
"The Great Migration" refers
to the movement of six million African-Americans out
of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast,
Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970.
Workshop sessions will include an overview
of the Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum and the
lesson plan on "Cotton" presented by Scott
Barretta. An overview of the Delta Blues Museum's
educational offerings, including the "Explore
and Learn" series and the "traveling trunk," will
be presented by Museum Director Shelley Ritter, along
with a tour of the Delta Blues Museum with Group Tour
Manager Maie Smith. Musician Josh "Razorblade" Stewart
will offer a first-hand account of the Migration
years, and Joey Young will provide an overview
of ways to implement these resources in the classroom.
Attendees will learn how to draw upon their existing
knowledge of music to find corollaries in terms of
music and expressing emotion, technology and music,
and how music reflects gender roles. Teachers will
also have the opportunity to write their own blues
Registration will open at 8:15am
at the Museum, located at 1 Blues Alley in downtown
Clarksdale. Sessions will begin at 9:00am and end
at 4:00pm with lunch provided. Educators wishing
to earn CEUs must register on or before the day of
the event, pay the fee and complete an evaluation
form. Applications will be processed after these steps
are completed, and teachers will receive .7 CEU credits.
Registration forms are available on the Delta Blues
Museum website at www.deltabluesmuseum.org
and at the Museum. This program is financially
assisted by the Community Foundation of Northwest
Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Call the Delta Blues
Museum (662) 627-6820 or or visit www.deltabluesmuseum.org for more
information and a registration form.
About the Delta Blues Museum
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's first and oldest music museum.
A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services-the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community-and a 2014 recipient of the National Arts & Humanities' Youth Program Award, 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 is also recognized as a Great River Road Interpretive Center.
For more information on events
or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum
web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
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