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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

Nile of the New World: Lower Mississippi River Valley

features stories and resources to help students learn about the heritage of this diverse region. Stories form a picture of the Delta's natural, historic, and cultural resources, and specific subject areas offer more detailed information on the area's role during the Civil War, its plantations, timber industry, and more. (National Park Service)

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Born April 4, 1915, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, to a sharecropping family, Morganfield moved to the Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale to live with his grandmother after the death of his mother in 1

McKinley Morganfield "Muddy Waters"

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