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BROWNBAG "ART SONG/TALK" SESSION

Thursday, November 9th at 12 PM

MVSU SOCIAL SCIENCES AUDITORIUM | 14000 HWY 82 W, ITTA BENA, MS

The Symposium begins with a special brownbag “Art-Talk” with Mississippi native and blues historian Mr. Ben Payton and MVSU Communications professor Ms Barbara Baymon, on Thursday, November 9th at noon.

STIMULATING LECTURES | DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES | VISUAL ARTS

Friday, November 10th at 9 AM

MVSU SOCIAL SCIENCES AUDITORIUM | 14000 HWY 82 W, ITTA BENA, MS

MVSU professor/acting Chair of the Business Department Dr Curressia Brown will host and facilitate the event. All of the presentations include theatrical excerpts, story-telling quilts and historical artifacts that are inclusive of slave chains, field hollers and freedom songs. 

COTTON-PICKERS' BALL | AN ANCESTRAL CELEBRATION

Friday, November 10th at 7PM

DA HOUSE OF KHAFRE | 300 MAIN ST, INDIANOLA, MS

The 6th Annual Cotton Pickers Ball and Ancestral Celebration shall include a pouring of libation and will take place at da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, in the heart of Indianola. The celebration begins at 7pm. Immediately following the Ancestral Celebration the event will culminate into a good-old-fashion “Cotton Pickers Ball.” This is a “black-tie” affair (though overalls and period piece costumes and other “cotton pickin’ attire” are strongly encouraged and expected). Blues and Gospel music will be performed. An elaborate selection of gourmet appetizers and “field food” will be provided by Betty’s Place of Indianola and served up in authentic flair. Inverness-based event designer, Linda Rule, once again will provide decorations. All aspects of this two-day event are done in support of the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project.

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