Those who desire can extend their tour by requesting a visit to Money, MS, and Bryant's Grocery Store, the place where the tragic legacy of Emmett Till began to unfold in August 1995. From here, visitors may want to travel on to Glendora, MS where Till was lynched and murdered and to visit with Mayor Johnny B. Thomas. This small rural village is also the birthplace of "Sonny Boy" Williamson, II, King of the Blues Harmonica.
Other options on the Delta Blues Legends Tour include potential trips to:
-- Marks, MS, the location of the strart the Poor People Campaign and the famous 1968 Mule Train to washington, D.C.;
-- Ruleville, MS, the birthplace & home of civil rights activitist Fannie Lou Hamer
-- Hazlehurst, MS, the birthplace of Robert Johnson, and Crystal Springs,
the location of the Robert Johnson Blues Museum & Foundation.
** For more information on optins for expanded tours, please give us a call.
The tour concludes with site-visits of the places where Eddie “Guitar Slim” performed, the burial site of Robert Johnson at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery, just south of Money, MS.
The tour proceeds with a stroll through the Baptist Town neighborhood, stopping at sites where Robert Johnson lived, and the back alleys of Walthall & Johnson Streets where Johnson jammed on Friday & Saturday nights.
Beginning at Hoover’s Grocery Store, the tour includes a guided discussion through the new “Back in the Day” Museum. Conceived by curator Mrs. Mary Ann Hoover, the museum features visual artifacts & images of a time in southern Black history when African Americans lived a rather simple life, most often without the modern conveniences of running water, in-house restrooms, electricity or televisions. With little means, we generally did well making what we wore and growing nearly all the things we ate.
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The Trail of Blues Tour is a 3 ½-hour excursion back in time, beginning in the Baptist Town region of Greenwood, MS, the birthplace of the Blues, and the place where Blues legend Robert Johnson played and spent his last days & times.