The next Landmarks in American History and Culture June Workshop will be June 22 through June 28, 2014, and the July workshop will run from July 13 through July 19, 2014.
Welcome to “The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta,” two Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshops sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
And welcome to the Mississippi Delta, a place of paradox and contrast, a place described by Will Campbell as being “of mean poverty and garish opulence.” A place that has produced great authors yet continues to suffer from illiteracy. A place that has produced great wealth for a few but persistent poverty for many. A place of privilege for some and disadvantage for others. A place that has produced powerful political leaders, both for and against segregation. A place in which apartheid has been replaced by empowerment. A place of unquestioned artistic creativity that has given the world both the Blues and rock ‘n’ roll, and is also home to Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Bobby Gentry, Sam Cooke, Mose Allison and B. B. King. This is the Mississippi Delta, a microcosm of America, The most American place on earth.
For general information about Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshops click here.
For complete information about eligibility and the application process click here.
NOTE: Simply filling out the on-line cover sheet is NOT a complete application! Please make sure you actually complete the entire application.
Completed applications should be submitted to Luther Brown, Box 3152, Delta Center for Culture and Learning, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38733. All materials must be post marked no later than March 4, 2014. Application materials sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on March 31, 2014, and they will have until April 4, 2014 to accept or decline the offer.
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