PARCHMAN: Parchman Blues Marker, 10AM


From state web site: “The Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) is the state’s oldest Institution, opening in 1901.  It is located on approximately 18,000 acres at Parchman, MS. in Sunflower County.  MSP is the state’s only maximum security prison.”

Better known as “Parchman Farm” in both songs and folklore, blues musicians such as Son House, Leadbelly, Bukka White, Sonny Boy Williamson II, David Malone Kimbrough, Terry “Big T” Williams, Mark “Mule Man” Massey and others are said to have spent time there.

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