The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, will support two week-long workshops celebrating the heritage of the Mississippi Delta.  The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, Culture and History in the Mississippi Delta will explore the region’s impact on America’s music, foodways, civil rights, literary heritage, and political landscape.  Workshops will be offered to thirty-six participants each between June 16-22 and July 7-13, 2019.  They are open to K-12 teachers, including public, private, and home school, and librarians.  Five graduate credit hours may be earned.  This will be the 10th year of NEH support for this exciting workshop.

Stipends of $1200 are available.  Complete information and application materials are available from the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at and additional information is provided by NEH at  The Directors of the workshop are Lee Aylward ( and Dr. Rolando Herts (,) the Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.

For more information contact Lee Brigham Aylward, Program Associate for Education and Community Outreach, Delta State University, Delta Center for Culture and Learning, Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, International Delta Blues Project at 662-846-4310 or


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