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The History of This Place: Mississippi’s Bicentennial in Itawamba County

August 24
Itawamba County Welcome Center, Highway 78
Tremont , MS 38876 United States

WELCOME CENTER CELEBRATION  Itawamba County is blessed to have one of the thirteen Welcome Centers in Mississippi. The Itawamba County Welcome Center is located in the northeastern area of the State, known as the Hills region. Perched on a hillside at the western tip of the Appalachians, the Welcome Center overlooks Interstate 22 and evokes Read More >

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Speakers Bureau: Historic Journey of African American Quilters

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley
Clarksdale , MS 38614

Diane Williams, storyteller and fiber artist, begins her presentation with a discussion of Kente cloth weaved fibers of West Africa and moves on to utilitarian quilts made by African slaves in America who sewed for their owners. She provides a reflective look at how the designs of Underground Railroad quilts relate to storytelling, and explores Read More >

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