Mississippi Delta

National Heritage Area - Mississippi

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area seeks to preserve and promote the landscape, culture and history of the Mississippi Delta in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The region is famous for blues music and a unique culture that has had broad influence on music and literature, both in the United States and worldwide. The national heritage area comprises Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo counties.

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Mississippi Delta NHA https://www.nps.gov/mide/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Delta_National_Heritage_Area Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area seeks to preserve and promote the landscape, culture and history of the Mississippi Delta in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The region is famous for blues music and a unique culture that has had broad influence on music and literature, both in the United States and worldwide. The national heritage area comprises Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo counties. The Blues, Welty, Wright, Williams, Civil War and Civil Rights, The Great Flood, Bogues and Bayous, Plantations, The Great Migration, Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll, Soul Food, King Cotton, The River, Precision Agriculture, Catfish, Gospel, Immigrants' Stories, Highway 61, Segregation, Integration, Share Cropping, Freedom Songs, Freedom Summer, Folk Tales, Swamp Forests, Hunting Clubs, and surprisingly, hot tamale The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area includes 18 counties that contain land located in the alluvial floodplain of the Mississippi Delta: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo. There are many places to visit. Southeast NHA Southeast NHA Southeast NHA Mississippi Delta Heritage Receives Support through NHA Grants The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area 2019 grant program awarded more than $200,000 to support projects focused on cultural and heritage development in communities across the Mississippi Delta. Projects range from educational programs drawing on a rich legacy of Delta Blues music to historic preservation of iconic Delta landmarks. More than two dozen recipients of the Mississippi Delta Grant Program 2019 pose for a photo

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