History Is Lunch: Bobby Rush and Brinda Willis, “My American Blues Story”

Two Mississippi Museums | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

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Join the Mississippi Department of Archives & History on site at the Two Mississippi Museums at noon on Wednesday, August 4, for #HistoryIsLunch (or watch the livestream on Facebook) when Bobby Rush and Brinda Fuller Willis will present “My American Blues Story” discussing Rush’s new memoir with co-author Herb Powell, I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story. The book chronicles Rush’s life from early years and rise to fame, and his current schedule of hundreds of high-energy shows annually.
Bobby Rush is a Grammy award-winning blues musician who has recorded more than 400 songs over the course of five decades in the music industry. He is a Blues Hall of Famer, a 13-time Blues Music Award winner, and a B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. I Aint’t Studdin’ Ya is his first book, and signed copies will be available at the event!
History Is Lunch is sponsored by the John and Lucy Shackelford Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state’s past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building at 222 North Street in Jackson. MDAH livestreams videos of the History is Lunch program on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial/. The videos are also posted afterwards on the department’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/MDAHVideo.
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