The Folklorist William Ferris Brings His ‘Voices of Mississippi’ Work to Life at Memorial Hall

The Voices of Mississippi—the book, the album, and the concert—are a celebration of the life and culture in which we live. They’re also a kind of parameter for building bridges across the troubled waters of race, gender, and class, along with an affirmation that earlier generations will not be forgotten but will continue to live and speak to us.