Civil rights legend Anne Moody recently made her transition in Gloster, Miss., and that small town is again in the news with the Gloster Project, a new initiative led by Margaret Porter Troupe with the purpose of providing arts education and free summer camps and activities to the children of rural Mississippi, where she was born and raised.

Troupe said during a visit to Gloster last summer that she spent time with Moody, though her main objective was making sure the children of the region were given a chance to experience artistic and recreational activities, which are pretty scarce where they live.

To keep her project going, Troupe has taken her Harlem Arts Salon, where she often features lectures, concerts and exhibits by various renowned artists, to MIST Harlem. Along with a buffet luncheon catered by Madiba, participants can enjoy a stellar lineup of performers, including actor-activist Danny Glover, and a list of notable musicians, including Randy Weston, Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, Donald Smith, blues diva Queen Mother, Kelvyn Bell and Eric Douglas Porter. Of course, poet and word slinger par excellence Quincy Troupe will also be present and armed with an arsenal of tantalizing metaphors.

While the music is playing and poetry delivered, a silent auction will be conducted, and if it’s done with the typical Troupe panache, well, bring your checkbook because you won’t be able to resist the temptation.

More than anything, think about the children in that desolate, rural hardscrabble section of Mississippi, and the excitement at MIST is very much akin to what they will experience with your contributions.

The fundraiser is Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at MIST Harlem, located at 46 W. 116th St. Donations are $125 per person. Call 212-749-7771 or contact for more information.