Mississippi Blues Trail
The Mississippi Blues Trail marker commemorating the Rabbit Foot Minstrels is at the intersection of Market Street and Carroll Street in Port Gibson, Mississippi.
The GPS location of this marker is: N31° 57.561′ W 90° 59.094′
The marker reads:
“RABBIT FOOT MINSTRELS – During the first half of the 20th century, the African American entertainers of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels played a major role in spreading the blues via tours across the South. Founded in 1900, the “Foots” were headquartered in Port Gibson between 1918 and 1950 under owner F.S. Wolcott. Notable members included Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Ida Cox, Louis Jordan, and Rufus Thomas.”
Other Rabbit Foot Minstrels performers included Sid Hemphill, Big Joe Williams and Clarence “Gatemouth” Moore.
Here are some photos of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels site on the Mississippi Blues Trail when we last visited. Since our last visit, the historic building in our photos below was destroyed in a fire in September 2015.
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