Many twentieth-century writers
were born in Mississippi or have spent an important part of
their lives in the state. Some of these Mississippi
writers are world famous while others are up-and-coming
authors. All have contributed to the literary and cultural heritage
of Mississippi. This web site, originally researched by the
students of Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi,
is still being updated.
In addition, Mississippi has a unique musical heritage. The
original information researched by the students at Starkville
High School has been retained but is being updated.
Musicians who are native to Mississippi
or who have spent a significant part of their lives in the
state of Mississippi are included. Their music may be blues,
country, classical, gospel, rock 'n' roll, rhythm and
blues, rap or popular.
This site now also includes Mississippi
artists and Mississippi
actors who are recognized in their respective
Each section has many, many entries. Click on the highlighted
name to see the entries for that category.