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PO Box 257
Stoneville, MS 38776
Phone: (662) 846-4312.
Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area was virgin wilderness and swamp at the turn of the twentieth century, cleared for cotton and plantation life by the 1930's, dominated by politically powerful gentleman planters, peopled by Black sharecroppers, Italian immigrants, Chinese, Lebanese and Jewish merchants. It is the home of the Blues, Gospel, soul food, the civil rights movement. It was home to Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Clifton Taulbert, Shelby Foote, and Hodding Carter. It is where Teddy Roosevelt saved the original "Teddy Bear," and where Elvis Presley learned to dance and sing and drive a Cadillac.