In 2022, the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund for Blues, Music, and Justice received funding from the American Historical Association to create a WebAtlas of cultural resources and African American Blues Communities in Bolivar, Carroll, and Lowndes County, Mississippi.
We also plan to create a guided WebAtlas tour of memorials to blues artists. Please visit the WebAtlas and come back often for updates!
The Blues Memorials Tour
In 2018, we erected a headstone on the unmarked grave of Bo Carter in Nitta Yuma Cemetery in Nitta Yuma, MS. Visit our website to learn more about the project, and take the tour of our memorials on the WebAtlas!
The Blues Communities Project
Using ArcGIS mapping, archival research, and community-engaged memorialization, we collaborate with descendant communities to prevent the erasure of cultural resources and make Blues communities more visible to those who can influence their chances of survival.