Blue: King of the Walking People

DELTA SHORTS:   Blue: King of the Walking People By WILLIAM PRENTISS WARNING: See end of post! Blue didn’t give a damn what folks thought. He had carved out a nice living for a 45-year old, uneducated black man in the Mississippi Delta. He didn’t have much, but he didn’t owe much, except whatever he […]

Delta Strutters

By Dingus Batticus (Clarksdale, Mississippi)  Those of y’all who know about the Mississippi Delta probably know that the place is famous for blues music. That’s black folks’ music. You also probably know something about the plantation culture that the blues came from. Them is white folks’ plantations. As for me and my folks, we ain’t […]