Blues curriculum helps Mississippi children learn state's culture, from cotton to civil rights

  • by: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 26, 2013 - 12:30 PM

TUNICA, Miss. — In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.

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