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Coverage for grant BH-261615-18

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

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NEH Impact: Creating Communities of Teachers (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Scott Muir
Publication: National Humanities Alliance Blog
Date: 3/20/2019
Abstract: "We recently surveyed 137 alumni of one such workshop, The Most Southern Place on Earth, hosted by Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi for ten years. Respondents credited this NEH-funded professional development opportunity with keeping them engaged in the essential endeavor of educating the next generation."
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How the Delta Center for Culture & Learning Showcases Its Impact (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Cecily Hill
Publication: National Humanities Alliance Blog
Date: 4/16/2019
Abstract: "The Delta Center for Culture & Learning at Delta State University plays a critical role in bringing the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta to the public. In addition to hosting an annual NEH Landmarks Workshop for School Teachers, “The Most Southern Place on Earth,” the center runs the International Delta Blues Project and manages the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). NHA recently completed a survey of the Delta Center’s Landmarks Workshop that explores the program’s longlasting impact on participants. Through qualitative and quantitative data, the results demonstrate that the program rejuvenates teachers, helps them incorporate creative and engaging pedagogies into their classrooms, and encourages continued professional development and strong professional networks."
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