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R&B Hall of Fame headed to small Mississippi Delta town

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame is coming to the small Mississippi Delta town of Marks.

The project is the culmination of a 50-year effort to build a hall of fame for R&B musicians such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin and B.B. King. LaMont Robinson founded the hall of fame in 2010. It has inducted over 200 artists since 2013. Marks is a town of fewer than 2,000 people.

It appealed to Robinson due to its civil rights history – Dr. Martin Luther King chose the town in 1968 as the starting point for his Poor People’s Campaign.

 

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