The National Blues Museum

The Missouri Humanities Council awarded the National Blues Museum, in partnership with HEC-TV, museum a grant of $12,000 to support the “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” education program focusing on the links between the Blues and the Civil Rights Movement. 

Through the program, invited classrooms (in-person and live-streaming) will be provided the opportunity to engage directly with civil rights activists, historians, and blues legends and descendants, thereby receiving primary source accounts of their work and primary source analysis of the subject matter.

The two scheduled, live programs, both one-hour in length, will occur on Thursday, February 16 at the National Blues Museum. The programs will be recorded as they occur and archived on HEC-TV’s website for free, on-demand viewing by early March.

For information about the project, contact Jacqueline Dace, director of Internal Affairs with the National Blues Museum by calling (314) 925-0016 ext. 437 or emailing jdace@nationalbluesmuseum.org.

For more information about the grants program of the Missouri Humanities Council, call (314) 781-9600 or (800) 357-0909 or write to the MHC, 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, Missouri 63144-1905.

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