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Many twentieth-century writers were born in Mississippi or have spent an important part of their lives in the state. Some of these Mississippi writers are world famous while others are up-and-coming authors. All have contributed to the literary and cultural heritage of Mississippi. This web site, originally researched by the students of Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi, is still being updated.

In addition, Mississippi has a unique musical heritage. The original information researched by the students at Starkville High School has been retained but is being updated. Musicians who are native to Mississippi or who have spent a significant part of their lives in the state of Mississippi are included. Their music may be blues, country, classical, gospel,  rock 'n' roll, rhythm and blues, rap or popular.

This site now also includes Mississippi artists and Mississippi actors who are recognized in their respective fields.

Each section has many, many entries. Click on the highlighted name to see the entries for that category.


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This site has been sponsored in part by Alice Carol and Price Caldwell, Noel Polk, and these organizations:

Mississippi Arts Council


Mississippi Humanities Council

Last updated April 15, 2014

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