Children and parents are invited to the R.E.A.D. (Read, Engage, and Discover) summer enrichment program at the Two Mississippi Museums on Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m. This final edition will feature local hip hop artist Dear Silas reading Michael Mahin’s Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters. Children will engage in a hands-on activity following the reading. This event is free and will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required. For more information, visit the Museum of Mississippi History Facebook page.
Silas Stapleton III (Dear Silas) is a rapper, hip hop artist, and trumpeter from Jackson known for his creative music production. Stapleton studied music performance at the University of Louisiana in Monroe and became an online celebrity after producing several hit songs. His debut independent album, The Day I Died, was released in 2016. After signing with RCA records label, he released his second album, The Last Cherry Blossom, in 2018.