Black History 

Delta Resources & Events:

February & all year long

Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale

Black History Month in the Mississippi Delta

This month, we're hosting Black History Conversations #LiveFromClarksdale.  Join us! online or in person (distanced and masked, please).  We'll host conversations on a different theme before each show:

All will be broadcast live online: Facebook.com/SharedExperiencesUSA 

Saturday 2/6 6pm: MUSIC

Terry Harmonica Bean in conversation with Ed Whitfield

Red's Lounge

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!

Online at Facebook.com/SharedExperiencesUSA

Saturday 2/20 noon:  BUSINESS

Johnny Newson  |  Live music:  Anthony "Big A" Sherrod

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

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 shares 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.

Online we'll also host a conversation about teaching Black history, personal experience, and faith with Griot Arts' Leonette Henderson and the Fuller Center's Bill Sutton.  It's a good one!  Follow Shared Experiences USA on Facebook or Instagram to receive a notification when it drops.

Intersections: Blues, Civil Rights, 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:

Why Black History *Month*?

Why focus on Black History only one month (the shortest month!) of the year?  Good question.  We believe it's important to share stories of Black history -- blues, civil rights, and so much more -- all year long...  But welcome "Black History Month" as another opportunity to share these stories while the world is listening.

If you'd like to contribute to the conversation, now or throughout the year, come join us.