Welcome to the GEN-UINE Bona-fide Birthplace of the Blues. Jackson, Mississippi has a rich and storied Blues heritage complete with unforgettable artists, record labels, clubs, and historic sites. To honor this legacy, historical markers have been erected commemorating individauls and sites.
African-American history in Mississippi is older than the state itself. The tour highlights the Jackson Movement (JM), which was the greatest grassroots upsurge in Mississippi history.