Friday, Nov. 13, Noon
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.
Diane Williams leads our investigation into the great B.B. King. This presentation juxtaposes his life, his mission of spreading word about blues music around the world, and early reflections on Blues and its connection to spirituals and gospel music. The discussion will reflect on the past, present, and the continued preservation of the music. The intent is to understand the journey of B.B. King, born in poverty just before the Great Mississippi Flood and Great Depression–on through the Jim Crown and Civil Rights eras, to a time when black musicians were becoming more recognized for the music, due in part to King.
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This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.