31. August 2011 08:12
On Monday, August 29, the world lost another great blues legend when David “Honeyboy” Edwards of Shaw, Mississippi, passed away in his Chicago home. The GRAMMY-winning artist was known to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman.
Honeyboy achieved many accolades during his career, which included induction to the Blues Hall of Fame, several GRAMMY Awards, the Mississippi Arts Commission's Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and many other notable recognitions. However, one of his fondest memories was being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail on April 13, 2007.
24. August 2011 08:39
The bestselling novel “The Help”, now a major motion picture, is set in the Greater Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson Mississippi. The novel’s author, Kathryn Stockett, is a native of Jackson and of Belhaven, one of Mississippi’s most intact historic neighborhoods.
With the popularity of the book and now the movie in theatres nationwide, women across the country want to walk the streets where Skeeter, Aibileen, Miss Hilly, Elizabeth, Stuart and more walked. As the area has changed dramatically over the years, many ofthe places in the book have not. The Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau
have made getting a glimpse and walking this historic neighborhood the newest attraction in Jackson with their Driving Tours. Download the tour and drive the streets of Belhaven and see the neighborhood that brought “The Help” to life!
to download the PDF document, map included! Click here
to download the PDF of the combined Part I and Part II tours. This tour shows the relationship between actual places in Greater Belhaven and the text of "The Help".
If you want to see the points within this tour on a map, check out the combined tour
for The Help in Belhaven Neighborhood Tour and The Help in Jackson Driving Tour via Google Maps. Want this tour to go on your smartphone? It can easily be viewed in Google Maps for smartphones. Click here
for the map.