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Coverage for grant BH-231287-15

The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta
Rolando Herts, Delta State University

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Charles McLaurin: Footsoldier of the Civil Rights Movement (Media Coverage)
Publication: WXVT News (CBS affiliate)
Date: 6/22/2016
Abstract: WXVT News broadcasted a feature story on Charles McLaurin, a Mississippi Delta-based "foot soldier" of the Civil Rights Movement. A contemporary of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and a Freedom Summer participant, McLaurin is one of several primary sources with whom "Most Southern" workshop participants engage.

Teachers from across country experience Delta's rich culture (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mary Alford
Publication: Delta Democrat Times
Date: 6/13/2016
Abstract: Brief newspaper article published by Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, MS, that provides a general overview of the "Most Southern" workshop. Workshop co-director, Lee Aylward, was interviewed, as well as workshop participant Kevin Mears, a history teacher based in Brooklyn, New York.

Diving into Delta: Weeklong course immerses teachers in area's history, culture (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kathryn Eastburn
Publication: The Greenwood Commonwealth
Date: 7/17/2016
Abstract: Front page Sunday edition article published by The Greenwood Commonwealth in Greenwood, MS. This is an in depth story about the Thursday session of the "Most Southern" workshop with special emphasis on the Emmett Till Trail immersion experience in Sumner, Glendora, and Money, MS. Workshop co-director, Rolando Herts, was interviewed, as well as workshop participants Ann Bienvenue of Lowell, Massachusetts, Kevin Means of Brooklyn, New York, Collette Berard of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Emily Chadwick of McMinnville, Oregon. Speakers and community partners interviewed include Patrick Weems, Emmitt Till Interpretive Center; Mayor Johnny Thomas of Glendora;