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From primitive camping to full-service RV accommodations to cozy cabins, Mississippi's State Parks are fantastic places to stay. For complete information, click here.
Uniquely Southern entrees such as the Blackened Catfish Salad topped with sweet kernel corn, black eyed peas and bleu cheese.
Locally owned & operated Italian Bistro accompanied by a Tuscan/New Orleans courtyard complete with Fountain of Flames.
Delicious authentic dishes, made from scratch.
Located in the historic Farish Street District, the Alamo Theater functioned as a cinema and performing arts venue for African-Americans.
Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who spent his lifetime collecting and celebrating music and musicians around the world, recording their songs, making photographs and films. His work is interwoven with the Library of Congress and the Archive of American Folk Song. During the 1950s and again in the 1970s, attracted by the lure of north Mississippi’s unique Hill Country Blues, Lomax visited the Como area. Lomax’s repatriated recordings, photographs and film capture this unique regional Blues said to be the closest to its African roots. The collection may be viewed in the Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between the hours of 10a.m.- 6p.m. or on Saturday from 10a.m.-noon.
Albert King (1923-1992), who was billed as "King of the Blues Guitar," was famed for his powerful string-bending style as well as for his soulful, smoky vocals. King often said he was born in Indianola and was a half-brother of B. B. King, although the scant surviving official documentation suggests otherwise on both counts. King carved his own indelible niche in the Blues hierarchy by creating a deep, dramatic sound that was widely imitated by both Blues and Rock guitarists.
The Alcorn County Genealogical Society contains family file folders, family history books, surname books, census records, some marriage and cemetery records, and some tax and probate records.
Oldest historically African-American land-grant college in the U.S. Historic buildings include Belle Lettres, Oakland Memorial Chapel and Old President's Home, c. 1830. Hiram Revels, the 1st African-American Senator was the university's first president.
Alice Moseley "Blue House" Studio
500 sq.ft. studio apartment with a separate dining and kitchen area, a nice size bedroom with a full size pillow top mattress, a TV or sitting room with a sofa bed and a full bath with shower and tub. The kitchen area has a full-size sink, full-size refrigerator, a toaster oven, an electric skillet, a microwave oven, and a crockpot. All dining and kitchen utensils are furnished and extra towels and bed linens are in the apartment. 1 BR, 1BA, sleeps 2-3.
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