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Opened in the 1970s, this large club and café has live music during Greenville's Delta Blues and Heritage Festival each September. Perry's Flowing Fountain is now reopened under a new name and management and remains part of the Blues scene.
c. 1877. The first free school for African-Americans in Columbus.
c. 1870. Wesley United Methodist Church is one of LeFlore County's oldest churches, and was organized by an African-American.
Wesley's first building was given to the slaves of the white Methodist congregation in 1858. The present building was constructed c. 1950 and was the home of Vicksburg's first civil rights organization.
The William Johnson House, operated by the National Park Service, interprets a free black barber and the diary he used to record Natchez life 1835-1851.
"WROX" Blues Trail Marker is in front of the WROX Museum on Delta Avenue. WROX was the home of legendary African-American blues/gospel pioneer Early Wright for 50 years. Other notables to take to the air on WROX include Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk, and even Elvis Presley.
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