History Is Lunch: Daniel de Visé, “B.B. King: King of the Blues”

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

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On Wednesday, October 13, History Is Lunch will return to in-person attendance when Daniel de Visé will discuss his new book “King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King.”

Daniel de Visé interviewed almost every surviving member of B.B. King’s inner circle, from family to band members, for his book, which the Library Journal said “expertly interweaves King’s music career into the U.S. social fabric, especially the civil rights movement. With this fast-moving, informative, evenhanded, and exhaustive biography, de Visé vividly captures King’s life.”

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. Book sales and signing to follow. MDAH also livestreams videos of the program at noon on Wednesdays on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial/, and the videos are posted on the department’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/MDAHVideo.
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