As a part of the "How Do We Respond to Music" class in the Freedom Summer Collegiate program, Freedom Fellows traveled to the B.B. King Museum this afternoon. Students wandered through the museum with the question: "How did life in the Delta influence B.B. King's music?" on their minds. Afterwards, Professor Zitzow-Childs gathered the Freedom Fellows to discuss. The Fellows discussed how B.B. King's sense of community from his church background influenced his ensemble of musicians, how the reflection of struggle in his music allowed a range of listeners to identify with it, and how music can be a form of refuge, especially in connection to the life in the Delta. Fellows enjoyed mixing their own music in the recording studios, and got to visit B.B. King's grave! A great field trip with the Summer Collegiate Freedom Fellows. 

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