The Delta Center’s "Most Southern Place on Earth" workshop began the second session of 2016 with an opening reception at the Martin and Sue King Railroad Museum in downtown Cleveland on Sunday evening. Nearly 400 applications were received for 72 slots. The workshop is a week-long educational and cultural immersion experience for thirty-six participants from twenty states. The workshop is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For the next five days participants will travel around the Delta interacting directly with historically and culturally significant people and places in the region.
The NEH workshop has created a national network of over 500 educational and cultural ambassadors for the MDNHA. Participants take what they have learned from the workshop back to their schools and communities, sharing stories and lessons from the Delta with students, colleagues, family, and friends nationally and globally.