The popular “The Delta — Everything Southern!” conference is returning to the University
of Memphis June 3 at the Fogelman Executive Center.
The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. with remarks by U of M President Shirley Raines
and is followed by an impressive list of experts on the history, life and culture
of the Delta: Gene Dattel presents “Cotton and Race in the Making of America”; Mark
Matrana, “Lost Plantations of the Delta”; Martha Foose, “Delta Cuisine”; Willy Bearden,
“The Delta Today”; Joyce Cobb, “Delta Blues and its Global Influences”; Sam Brookes,
“Archaeological History of the Delta, Part II”; Luther Capooth, “Hunting Clubs of
the Delta”; and Benjy Nelken, “Greenville: Yesterday and Today.”
“The atmosphere is relaxed and interactive with plenty of time for discussion,” said
conference chair Willy Bearden. “Those who attend will leave with a new appreciation
of the sights, sounds, history and influence of this fascinating region.”
Visit http://www.memphis.edu/deltaconference for registration information and other details on the conference.