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Black History 

Delta Resources, Experiences & Events:
February & all year long

You know about Fannie Lou Hamer -- but do you know Vera Mae Pigee?

You've heard of Medgar Evers -- but what about "Doc" Henry?

Clarksdale's Black History Experience

Come learn about our history -- directly from the people who lived it.

We begin at the tracks that took Muddy Waters from Clarksdale to Chicago, then walk through

intersections of blues, civil rights, farming, and community here -- linking past to present.

We'll share stories behind landmarks like Ground Zero, Red's, and the Red Top Lounge; the Riverside Hotel; the New Roxy and Paramount theatres; the train and Greyhound bus stations; and the businesses, churches and nonprofits still making history along the way.

Open to both travelers & our community*

ALL year long

Leaving from the front porch of Ground Zero

Each Experience is led by Brenda Luckett & locals who grew up in the community, and developed in partnership with Shared Experiences.  Please be able to walk 8 blocks for 60-90min, and come hydrated and dressed for whatever the Delta weather may bring.  For the calendar of future tours, click Book Now below:

Tour Clarksdale

* We believe history should be accessible to all of our community.  Contact us to book pay-what-you can tours & programs.

Museums Without Walls: Share an Experience!

We believe you don't need a museum to tell your stories.  Come write Clarksdale's next chapter with us.

Sneak Preview...

What is living Black history like?  Ask Brenda Luckett:

Photo Essays

Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale

Black History Month+ in the Mississippi Delta

To honor Black History Month (+ sometimes other months!), we host Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale.  Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to receive notification when we publish the next schedules.  Conversations cover different themes before each show:

All were broadcast live and are archived online: 

Saturday 2/6 6pm: MUSIC

Terry Harmonica Bean in conversation with Ed Whitfield

Red's Lounge