Clarksdale Walk of Fame facts for kids
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|Reward||Bronze plaque embedded into the sidewalk|
The Clarksdale Walk of Fame honors notable people from Clarksdale, Mississippi who've made their mark on the culture of Clarksdale. It was created in 2008 by the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce as a self-guided walking tour in an effort to increase foot traffic in downtown Clarksdale. The plaques are located near a site of historical significance associated with the honoree. Singer Sam Cooke received the first plaque, dedicated outside the New Roxy theater where he once performed.
Also in Clarksdale is the Blues Alley Walk of Fame which was a precursor to the Clarksdale Walk of Fame. Blues musician John Lee Hooker and the Texas-based rock band ZZ Top were honored. ZZ Top helped raise $1 million in support of the Delta Blues Museum, they have a plaque at the Carnegie Public Library (former location of the museum).
|Sam Cooke||New Roxy Theater, 357 Issaquena Avenue|
|Son House||Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, 252 Delta Avenue|
|Muddy Waters||Clarksdale Station Train Depot, Blues Alley|
|Tennessee Williams||St. George's Episcopal Church Rectory, 108 Sharkey Avenue|
|John Clark||Clark House, 211 Clark Street|
|Early Wright||Alcazar Hotel, 127 Third Street|
|Charlie Conerly||Hambone Art Gallery, 111 East 2nd Street|
|Perian Conerly||Hambone Art Gallery, 111 East 2nd Street|
|Dr. Aaron Henry||Martin Luther King Boulevard and Ashton Alley|
|Ike Turner||Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley|
|Super Chikan||Ground Zero Blues Club, 0 Blues Alley|
|Big Jack Johnson||Red's Blues Club, 398 Sunflower Ave|
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