This Week's Featured Marker:
A Mississippi Blues Trail marker celebrating the life and legacy of Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore was unveiled in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on November 8, 2010. Moore was one of America’s most popular blues singers in the 1940s before becoming a renowned religious leader, radio announcer, and gospel singer. He served as pastor of several churches in Mississippi and Louisiana, including the Bethel A. M. E. Church and Lintonia A. M. E. Church in Yazoo City. Moore, who was born in Topeka, Kansas, on November 8, 1913, spent much of his career in Memphis, Kansas City, and Chicago. He died in Yazoo City on May 19, 2004.
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