The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring the This Place Matters Community Challenge wherein communities across the nation have the chance to win 25,000 to support their preservation efforts. Helena, Arkansas, located in the Delta, is one of the communities competing in this challenge.
A recent story on Democracy Now! features Bernice Johnson Reagon, SNCC Freedom Singer member and founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, discussing Odetta and her impact on the Civil Rights Movement and folk, blues and and roots music. Broadcast also features Odetta in her own words. To listen go here.