The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta


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The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, will support two week-long workshops celebrating the heritage of the Mississippi Delta. The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta will explore the region's impact on America's music, foodways, civil rights, literary heritage, and political landscape. Workshops will be offered to forty participants each between June 24 and 30, and July 8 and 14, 2012. They are open to K-12 teachers, including public, private, and home schools, and librarians. Up to 5 graduate credit hours may be earned. Stipends of $1200 are available. Complete information and application materials are available from the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at www.blueshighway.org and additional information concerning Landmarks workshops is provided by NEH at http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html . The Director of the workshop is Dr. Luther Brown (lbrown@deltastate.edu).

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