Tour the Mississippi Delta with Us!
The Environment and Culture of the Mississippi Delta
8 days / 7 nights
March 24-April 1, 2018
(Registration is closed.)
The Mississippi Delta is a vernacular region1 in the northwest quadrant of Mississippi. Author David Cohn defines it as such: "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.2" It is a region shaped by cotton, slavery, the rivers (and thousands of years of annual floods), music, food, culture, and so much more!
This trip is in conjunction with the UW-Stevens Point class "The Environment and Culture of the Mississippi Delta". We will visit Memphis, Greenwood, Clarksdale, Natchez, Indianola, Oxford, Vicksburg, Moorhead, Tunica, and more.
Topics include Civil Rights, control of the river, slavery, the role of cotton, The Blues, southern foods, history, economic development, The Civil War, etc.
We will travel for 8 days/7 nights during Spring Break (March 24 to April 1, 2018 – exact dates to be determined). Transportation is by luxury motor coach, and lodging is in hotels. Also included are: museum entrance fees, gratuities (bus driver and housekeeping), and some meals.
Join us on a life-changing trip where you will not only learn
about The Mississippi Delta, you will learn to
love the Mississippi Delta!
1 "An area defined by local, ordinary folks' subjective perceptions reflecting their feelings & images about key place characteristics." https://quizlet.com/13503230/human-geography-flash-cards/
2 Cohn, David. 1935. God Shakes Creation
Lisa has led trips to the Mississippi Delta for over 15 years. She is an expert on Rural Development and Community Change. Her research interests include: race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and challenges at the urban/rural interface.