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Civil Rights "Freedom Rider" Thomas Armstrong At Delta Blues Museum

Mississippi's oldest music museum to host co-author and civil rights scholar

WHAT:  The Delta Blues Museum will host Armstrong in a presentation of Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights .  

From Armstrong, "Simply said, Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights is a model for personal empowerment through civic engagement, and furthering the realization of America's democratic ideals. The memoir is based on my telling of my own experience in the early civil rights movement in my native Mississippi (1958-1963)."  A Q&A and book signing will follow. Open to the media and to the public--event sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

WHERE :  Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi

WHEN:  Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 2PM  

About Delta Blues Museum

A 2013 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community - the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues.  The museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits for its expansion, including the Muddy Waters Addition.  Expanded exhibits will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.

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