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Tuesday, August 23, 2011



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On the road to Avalon, Carroll County, Mississippi

King Cotton

'Carroll County Blues'

The Tallahatchie River on the road to Avalon

Bobbie Gentry, Ode to Billy Joe

Old Rural Church near Avalon, Mississippi

Fisk Jubilee Singers, 'Oh Lord, I Done What You Tole Me To Do' (1909)

John Hurt, Avalon Blues, 1928

Graveyard by the swamps, near Avalon

The Civil Rights trail: Murder of Emmett Till in Money, Miss. in 1955

Emmett Till

The Bryant store today

The Tallahatchie River at Money, Miss., where the mutilated body of Emmett Till was found.

A witness points at the murderers in the course of the trial: the beginning of the Civil Rights struggle in Mississippi

Funeral home in Tutwiler where the body of Emmett Till was dressed and prepared for burial in Chicago.

This photo of Emmett Till's remains, at the open-casket funeral in Chicago, was published with permission of his mother in order to shock the world.

Gravesite of Fannie Lou Hamer in Ruleville, Miss.

Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Farm

Mose Allison, 'Parchman Farm' 1957

Bukka White, 'Parchman Farm Blues'

Graveyard by the swamps near Tutwiler, Mississippi

The tomb of Sunny Boy Williamson

Sunny Boy Williamson, 'Don't Start Me Talkin' 1955

The Blues Trail: Tutwiler, Mississippi

Rail Station at Tutwiler, Miss.

Tutwiler from a distance

Clarksdale, Mississippi

The crossroads of Mississippi State Highways 61 and 49 is reputedly the place where Robert Johnson met with the Devil and exchanged his immortal soul for the skill of playing the guitar.

Robert Johnson, 'Crossroad Blues' 1936

The Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Rat, the owner of the Riverside Hotel

No. 6: John Lee Hooker's room at the Riverside Hotel

No. 6

John Lee Hooker

Room where Bessie Smith died, at the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, in 1937

Autographed poster of D-Bone at the Riverside Hotel

Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Inside the Delta Blues Museum

Muddy Waters, 'Got My Mojo Workin'

John Lee Hooker, 'Boom, Boom'

John Lee Hooker's guitar at the Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, Miss.

Home of Tennessee Williams in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Road back to Oxford, Mississippi

Leadbelly, 'House of the Risin' Sun' (1944)

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