Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, 1981. Five: The Party.

Photos taken by DC Young at Freedom Village, the site of the 1981 Mississippi Delta Blues Festival organized by MACE, Mississippi Action for Community Education.

For earlier installments of this series, go to the Category Delta Blues on the masthead above.

Although the venue changed from Freedom Village to a site near Greenville, the festival evolved into the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival and continued to be an annual event attracting crowds of thousands and highlighting the best performers of traditional and contemporary blues.

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