Nashville-based writer and media producer Craig Havighurst (of String Theory Media) has recently written an article for the Washington Post about the opening of the B.B. King Musuem and Delta Interpretive Center in King’s hometown of Indianola, MS:
The B.B. King Museum took shape over the past five years as a biracial coalition raised private and state money with the aim of creating a critical tourist destination in a struggling region. The museum’s executive director, Connie Gibbons, says that once the facility is complete (a blues study center and outdoor performance venue are still under construction), it will also be an education hub with after-school music activities for at-risk kids.
Not only does Havighurst discuss the museum, he also offers a brief biography of King’s career from working the land in Indianola to playing some of the world’s largest stages.