Mayor Bill Luckett

"As a politician, how do you explain the Mississippi Delta to the people you meet from across the country and the world?"

Clarksdale, Miss. Mayor Bill Luckett: "The Mississippi Delta — where cotton is king, corn liquor is queen, every night is Saturday night, every day is payday, two vacations a year six months apiece, the richest land, the greatest people."

* Luckett borrows this quote found on the men's room wall at Ground Zero Blues Club