The Mississippi John Hurt Blues Foundation is a non-profit foundation developed by Mary Frances Hurt Wright in 1999.



The primary objectives are:


To preserve the family and musical history of Mississippi John Hurt.


To expose disadvantaged urban and rural children to folk/blues music by providing educational opportunities and on-hand experience.


To nurture any aspiring musicians in the field of folk/blues by providing performance opportunities and scholarship assistance.


To promote an appreciation of African American culture as it relates to the foundation of music by providing students with an in-depth study.


The Foundation is seeking Corporate and Individual support to fund these objectives.  Please read the Donations selection on our Main Menu for further information.


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