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“The Most Southern Place” Workshop

The next Landmarks in American History and Culture June Workshop will be Sunday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24, and the July workshop will run from SundaY, July 9 through Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Welcome to “The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta,” two Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshops sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities.

And welcome to the Mississippi Delta, a place of paradox and contrast, a place described by Will Campbell as being “of mean poverty and garish opulence.” A place that has produced great authors yet continues to suffer from illiteracy.  A place that has produced great wealth for a few but persistent poverty for many.   A place of privilege for some and disadvantage for others.  A place that has produced powerful political leaders, both for and against segregation.  A place in which apartheid has been replaced by empowerment. A place of unquestioned artistic creativity that has given the world both the Blues and rock ‘n’ roll, and is also home to Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Bobby Gentry, Sam Cooke, Mose Allison and B. B. King.  This is the Mississippi Delta, a microcosm of America, The most American place on earth.

For general information about Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshops click here. For complete information about  click here. NOTE: Simply filling out the on-line cover sheet is NOT a complete application! APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS 2017. We are asking that 3 complete copies be submitted to The Delta Center.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

                     The Delta Center / NEH Most southern

                     Delta State University

                     1003 West Sunflower Road

                     DSU Box 3152

                     Cleveland, MS 38733

Deadline for Applications is March 1, 2017. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.

Notification of Admittance and deadline for accepting a spot TBD

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