NEH "Most Southern Place" July Workshop: Day 1

Day 1: The River

The Most Southern Place on Earth workshop, a collaborative effort by the Delta Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities, began its July session this Monday. Dr. Rolando Herts and Lee Aylward introduced participants to the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta region. After lunch at Senator's Place, the group watched LaLee's Kin, an Oscar-nominated documentary; met with Reggie Barnes, former superintendent of West Tallahatchie School District; and traveled to the site of the 1927 levee breach along the Mississippi River.  The evening concluded with a catfish dinner and blues performance at Airport Grocery.

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