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History without Walls: Share an Experience!
We believe you don't need a museum to tell your stories. This Juneteenth, we're SO! proud! to launch:
Clarksdale's Black History Experience
FREE on Juneteenth, Saturday June 19th
9am & 4pm
Leaving from the front porch of Ground Zero
Led by Brenda Luckett & JoAnn Blue, and developed in partnership with Shared Experiences. For details and the calendar of future tours, click Book Now below:
Intersections: Blues, Civil Rights, Farming and...
Black History isn't merely past -- it's present.
It's more than civil rights. More than music -- blues, gospel, jazz... It's overlapping, complicated, personal histories experienced as both individuals and communities.
We're exploring these intersections. Come join the journey, and travel with local leaders, bluesmen, and others along theirs.
Here's a sample of intersections we've explored:
Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale
Black History Month in the Mississippi Delta
To honor Black History Month 2021, we hosted Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale. Conversations covered different themes before each show:
All were broadcast live and are archived online: Facebook.com/SharedExperiencesUSA
Saturday 2/6 6pm: MUSIC
Terry Harmonica Bean in conversation with Ed Whitfield
Saturday 2/13 noon: CIVIL RIGHTS & CHURCHES
Dr. Jimmy Wiley in conversation with Dr. Claudett Williams | Live music: Lucious Spiller
Future home of the North Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,
on the site of Dr. Aaron Henry's 4th St. Drugstore (check website for indoor location IF needed)
Martin Luther King & Yazoo too cold! New location: Lucious' "juke church" :)
Online at Facebook.com/SharedExperiencesUSA
Saturday 2/20 noon: BUSINESS
Johnny Newson | Live music: Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
Messenger's, Martin Luther King & Yazoo
Friday 2/26 noon: TRAVEL
Brenda Luckett | Live music: Terry "Big T" Williams
Visit Clarksdale, 326 Blues Alley
Every day, local leader and teacher Brenda Luckett shared her own experiences with an important figure in the community -- some well-known, and some not (yet)! Follow her stories on Brenda's Black History page.
Here is JoAnn Blue's conversation with Johnny Newson, followed by a performance by Big A Sherrod, Preston Rumbaugh & Lee Williams inside the historic Messenger's pool hall: