Dr. Herts meets with Roger Wicker

Dr. Rolando Herts was honored to meet Senator Roger Wicker this week during the Alliance of National Heritage Areas meeting in Washington, D.C. Senator Wicker, Senator Thad Cochran, and Congressman Bennie Thompson all are strong supporters of the National Heritage Areas movement, particularly the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi Hills National Heritage Areas since their designation in 2009. The Delta Center at Delta State University is the management entity for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.

To learn more, visithttp://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=dbb24d59-b5b8-ece9-74ba-0440b90dd769 andhttp://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/in-the-news?ID=7353331e-7eae-4bd1-b03f-8c5c3fe2088e.

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Dr. Herts visits Washington

Dr. Herts was honored to meet Congressman Bennie Thompson. Congressman Thompson has served the Second Congressional District of Mississippi since 1993. The Second Congressional District is one of the largest in the U.S. and covers the vast majority of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, of which Congressman Thompson is a strong supporter. He is the longest-serving African-American elected official in the state of Mississippi.

To learn more about Congressman Thompson, visit http://benniethompson.house.gov/index.php.

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Dr. Herts goes to Washington

Dr. Rolando Herts met Mr. Robert Stanton during his visit to Washington, DC, for the Alliance of National Heritage Areas meeting.  Mr. Stanton is the first African American to be appointed Director of the National Park Service, serving 1997-2001 under the Clinton Administration. He is a friend of the MS Delta National Heritage Area and The Delta Center.

To learn more about his career and achievements, visit http://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/former-national-park-service-director-robert-g-stanton.

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