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Entries by Dave and Patty Crosby

Dave and Patty Crosby

Patricia Crosby is a photographer and founder of Mississippi Cultural Crossroads in Port Gibson, serving 30 years as its executive director. Raised in Milford, OH, she attended Catholic schools and graduated from Marquette University. She studied photography with Barbara Van Cleve at Mundelein College Chicago, folklore at the Smithsonian, and ethnic heritage at Alcorn State University. She served as a presenter at the Festival of American Folklife (1996).

David Crosby, emeritus professor, taught English and communications at Alcorn State University for 26 years. He has delivered papers at scholarly forums in London, Paris, Rome, and Port Gibson and published articles in journals on literature, theater, folklore, oral history, and quilting. He has directed the renowned Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, acted at the Vicksburg Theater Guild, and sung in the chorus of the Mississippi Opera.