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Learn About Famous People From Mississippi

Can you name them all?

Learn About Famous People From Mississippi

Can you name them all?

Cultural Arts

With everything from carvings and quilts to boats, banjos, and barbecue, cultural artists like Hystercine Rankin, M.B. Green, Bill Holland, and Leatha Jackson have woven their craft into the fabric of our state.

People

Dewey Alexander
Instrument Maker
Foxworth

George Berry, Jr.
Woodcarver
Pearl

John Besh
Chef, Restaurateur
Meridian

Vishwesh Bhatt
Chef, Restaurateur
Oxford

Zula Chitto
Basket Weaver
Choctaw

Catherine “Cat” Cora
Chef
Jackson

John Currence
Chef, Restaurateur
Oxford

Rev. H.D. Dennis
Vernacular Artist
Vicksburg

Scott Didlake
Banza (Gourd Banjo) Maker
Crystal Springs

Martha Foose
Chef
Greenwood

M.B. Green
Banjo Maker
Soso

Greg Harkins
Chair Maker
Jackson

Bill Holland
Boat Maker
Biloxi

Larry House
Blacksmith
Picayune

L.V. Hull
Vernacular Yardscape
Kosciusko

Leatha Jackson
Chef, Restaurateur
Hattiesburg

Bessie Johnson
Pine Needle Basket Weaver
West Point

Laurence Jones
Piney Woods School
Piney Woods

Patrick Kelly
Fashion Designer
Vicksburg

Gwendolyn Magee
Quilter
Jackson

Ethel Wright Mohamed
Textile Art
Fame

Sue Nguyen
Chef
Biloxi

Elijah Pierce
Woodcarver
Baldwyn

Hystercine Rankin
Quilter
Lorman

Robert St. John
Chef, Restaurateur
Hattiesburg

Sulton Rogers
Carver
Oxford

Felder Rushing
Gardener, Author
Jackson

Jonathan “Ty” Thames
Chef, Restaurateur
Starkville

Norma Thompson
Choctaw Basket Maker
Conehatta

Nick Wallace
Chef
Jackson

Phillip Watson
Master Gardener
Lexington

Jackie Woods
Wood Carver
Kilmichael

Andrew Young & Pearl River Glass
Stained Glass
Jackson

Places + Things

Choctaw Indian Fair
Choctaw

Club Ebony
Indianola

Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi
Ridgeland

Crossroads Quilters
Port Gibson

Dockery Farms
Cleveland

Doe’s Eat Place
Greenville

Gulf Coast School of Performing Arts
D’Iberville

Lemuria Bookstore
Jackson

Mary Mahoney’s Old French House
Biloxi

Mayflower Café
Jackson

Mississippi Art Colony
Utica

Mississippi Opera Association
Jackson

Mississippi State Penitentiary
Parchman

Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia

Piney Woods School
Piney Woods

Po’ Monkey's Lounge
Juke Joint
Merigold

Smitty’s Red Top Lounge
Juke Joint
Clarksdale

Taylor Grocery
Oxford

Thacker Mountain Radio
Oxford

Tutwiler Quilters
Tutwiler

Weidmann’s Restaurant
Meridian

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