Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Upkeep of Blues Grave Costly

Here is a short, yet powerful, article that reminds us how important it is to support the church communities in which we place historical markers and headstones in honor of blues legends. It is important that we respect the unique position in which these communities find themselves--as the de-facto caretakers of immensely popular tourist sites. In honoring the dead, we sometimes disrespect the living. The two are not mutually exclusive.


Feature Story

More than a Memorial to the Voice of the Delta

Charley Patton’s Grave: More than a Memorial in Holly Ridge Mississippi Folklife