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This project is dedicated to Milburn Crowe and the residents of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, who opened their homes and hearts to us. Their hospitality, their generosity and their stories inspired us to share their history with educators and students across the United States. All of the curriculum materials and information found on this site are for educational purposes only and not for sale.
The team involved in the development of "The Jewel of the Delta: Mound Bayou, Mississippi" curriculum project.


Disa Carneol   Dominique Brown
Jiahn Boughman   Ocie Collins
Ariel Demont   Mattew Farris
Neil Goodman   Rachel Heins
Aaron Harbort   Beret Otero
Melisa Olivares   Roxana Peters
Roxy Peters   Cyless Peterson
Tamika Robinson   Shayba Pierce
Ben Saffran   Melanie Smith
Katie Techmeier   Cashona Alloway
Max Travis   Mario Antonioni
Crhistine Williams   Erica Creswell
Sarah Kazell   Kelly Leshoure
Cyless Peterson   Bryan Utley
Jane Hammatt Kavaloski-   Service Learning Coordinator
Tenia Jenkins-   Social Studies Teacher
Tina Murray-   Computer Teacher
Martha Vasquez-   Art Teacher
Gilbert Richardson-   Science
A Special thanks for the assistance of these media sources:

WXVT Delta News - Greenville, Mississippi - for the news broadcast.

Marc Lipsitz of Mediaworks, Bethesda, Maryland - for the radio interview.

Our deep appreciation for the generosity of the following organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, that made this "dream" of student- generated curriculum about Mound Bayou, Mississippi, into a "reality". Their support made it possible for the students to visit Mound Bayou, to organize a district-wide in-service training for teachers, and to present their curriculum to educators and students at the National Service Learning Conference in Orlando- where it was highlighted as a model for diversity education.
The Rennebohm Foundation
The Foundation for Madison's Public Schools
State Farm Insurance Company
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