TOUR OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA July 21, 2011
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On the road to Avalon, Carroll County, Mississippi
'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
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
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
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)