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Mississippi John Hurt's Legacy Will Rise!

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The music community suffered a devastating loss on February 21, 2024, when the Mississippi John Hurt Museum was destroyed by fire. Hurt, a legendary blues and folk musician, left an indelible mark on American music with his soulful and captivating performances in 1928 and again in the 1960s when he was rediscovered. His influence now spans the globe and can be felt in the work of countless artists today.

Our pain is great, but our vision is greater! We are committed to restoring Mississippi John Hurt's legacy and ensuring that future generations will learn from and be inspired by his kind spirit, life story, and work. Because the artifacts and other materials lost in the museum fire are irreplaceable, Hurt's legacy will need to take a new form. Part of this will include educational programs and events that honor Hurt's legacy and introduce his music to new audiences of all ages. As our concept evolves, we will share those details here.

This tragedy has accelerated our zeal and desire to preserve Hurt's legacy, and funds raised will go towards this effort. We invite you to join us in honoring the memory of Mississippi John Hurt and his contributions to music history. Your support will help ensure that his impact continues to be felt for years to come. And as his loyal fans, your opinions matter to us. Please leave a comment and share your vision of how you would rebuild Mississippi John Hurt's legacy. We look forward to considering your suggestions as we navigate our new normal.

Thank you for helping us restore and celebrate the legacy of this music icon.
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Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 6 hrs
  • Daniel Oliner
    • $10 
    • 10 hrs
  • Kenneth Fraser
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous
    • $35 
    • 5 d
  • Paul Dipper
    • $26 
    • 8 d
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Organizer

Mary Hurt
Organizer
Hoffman Estates, IL
Mississippi John Hurt Foundation Music Inc.
 
Registered nonprofit
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