Mississippi Folklife announces the new Fall 2021 Issue: Performances and the Pandemic.

Exhibits

The Exhibits page is a new initiative to expand the programming offered on the Mississippi Folklife platform. This section is home to online exhibits and essay series based on special projects curated by the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Select an Essay Series below:

Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

A Note from the Editors

A Note from the Editors

An Artist Yet: The Possibility of M.B. Mayfield

An Artist Yet: The Possibility of M.B. Mayfield

All We Have Are Our Memories: Bobby Whalen and Art in the Civil Rights Movement

All We Have Are Our Memories: Bobby Whalen and Art in the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Reflections on the B. B. King Blues Cotton Sack

Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Reflections on the B. B. King Blues Cotton Sack

Doris Derby: The Lifework of an Activist and Artist

Doris Derby: The Lifework of an Activist and Artist

Generational Courage

Generational Courage

Jerry Jenkins on the Djembe, an Instrument for Education and Uplift

Jerry Jenkins on the Djembe, an Instrument for Education and Uplift

Keeping the Civil Rights Movement Alive: Black Spring Break

Keeping the Civil Rights Movement Alive: Black Spring Break

The Mule Train Collection

The Mule Train Collection

The Sunflower County, Mississippi Civil Rights Reunions

The Sunflower County, Mississippi Civil Rights Reunions

Victory Day in Port Gibson

Victory Day in Port Gibson

Willie King’s “Struggling Blues”

Willie King’s “Struggling Blues”

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”: Ancestral Quilting for the Future

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”: Ancestral Quilting for the Future

2020 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Baba Asante Nalls + Carolina Whitfield-Smith

Baba Asante Nalls + Carolina Whitfield-Smith

Earl “Little Joe” Ayers + Libby Rae Watson

Earl “Little Joe” Ayers + Libby Rae Watson

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. + Benjamin DuPriest

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. + Benjamin DuPriest

Robert Pickenpaugh + Brian Newman

Robert Pickenpaugh + Brian Newman

Sammy Long + Dustin Barrick

Sammy Long + Dustin Barrick

2021 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Garry Burnside + Beverly Davis

Garry Burnside + Beverly Davis

Kenny Brown + Andrea Staten

Kenny Brown + Andrea Staten

Phillip Rollins (DJ Young Venom) + Jalisa Keyes

Phillip Rollins (DJ Young Venom) + Jalisa Keyes

Rhonda Blasingame + Cassandra Stovall

Rhonda Blasingame + Cassandra Stovall

RL Boyce + Kody Harrell

RL Boyce + Kody Harrell