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Program Type: Speakers

Join us for First Friday Lunch and Learn, a series of pre-recorded Mississippi Department of Archives and History  discussions about current and historical Mississippi events and culture. Participants are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy while learning! The Library will provide water and a light dessert.

Topic: Diane Williams, "The Life and Legacy of B.B. King--A Mississippi Blues Icon"

Born on a cotton plantation in September 1925, the man born Riley B. King would grow up to be one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, being crowned "The King of the Blues." He never wavered from his vocation, even as he gathered up other musicians in his wake and melded them into the harmony of his animating passion. In this intimate portrait of King, author Diane Williams offers a brief account of the monumental blues man's life before settling in for a series of interviews with his bandmates and beloved family members, offering readers an invaluable opportunity to feel like they know King too.

This Lunch and Learn is Funded in part by a USDA Telemedicine & Distance Learning Grant.