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Delta State University (Cleveland, MS 38733-0001)
Luther Brown (Project Director: March 2008 to April 2010)

Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

$149,975 (approved)
$149,975 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

Place as Text in the Most Southern Place on Earth

We propose two six-day workshops that will introduce participants to major heritage themes in the Mississippi Delta, a place with a history that is simultaneously unique and quintessentially American. Participants will learn how the Place of the Delta has affected its culture, specifically in regard to its settlement and ethnic composition, its music and art, its civil rights struggles, its foodways, its literature, and its contributions to American popular culture. The workshop will be highly experiential, giving participants the opportunity to learn how to use Place to both learn about culture and facilitate learning by their own students.