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This project is supported by a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program, administered by The Fund for Folk Culture and underwritten by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.

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From the sands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the flat, fertile land of the Delta, from the forests of the Piney Woods to the foothills of the Appalachians, Mississippians express their heritage and soul through creativity and tradition. People from communities across the state share in artistic traditions through handmade objects, occupational crafts, music and song both sacred and secular, and the well-told story. Many of these expressions have reached beyond the borders of the state and have made significant contributions to American culture. As people at the crossroads of creativity and traditional expression, Mississippians share intimate knowledge of their community’s beliefs, passing on their skills and knowledge across the generations.

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