May
2
Mon
MPB Broadcast of LONGLEAF, a Documentary Film by Rex Jones
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MPB to Broadcast Film by Southern Documentary Project Filmmaker Rex Jones

During the first week of May, Mississippi Public Broadcasting will be showing Longleaf: The Heart of Pine, a film by award winning documentarian and producer Rex Jones. Rex, a part of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s Southern Documentary Project, spent a year researching, collecting archival footage, and filming what remains of the longleaf pine ecosystem to tell a cultural and natural history of the South’s ancient primeval forest. The film will air Monday, May 2nd at 9pm Central and again Sunday, May 8th at 4pm Central.

Visit Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s site for station information.

Click here to learn more and view trailers.

May
5
Thu
Oral History Presentations by Dr. Jessie Wilkerson’s Class @ Barnard Observatory
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Graduate students in Dr. Jessie Wilkerson’s contemporary US History course will present their final oral history projects at 4pm on Thursday, May 5. Refreshments to follow. Free and open to the public.

May
8
Sun
MPB Broadcast of LONGLEAF, a Documentary Film by Rex Jones
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MPB to Broadcast Film by Southern Documentary Project Filmmaker Rex Jones

During the first week of May, Mississippi Public Broadcasting will be showing Longleaf: The Heart of Pine, a film by award winning documentarian and producer Rex Jones. Rex, a part of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s Southern Documentary Project, spent a year researching, collecting archival footage, and filming what remains of the longleaf pine ecosystem to tell a cultural and natural history of the South’s ancient primeval forest. The film will air Monday, May 2nd at 9pm Central and again Sunday, May 8th at 4pm Central.

Visit Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s site for station information.

Click here to learn more and view trailers.

Knoxville Screening of SHAKE ‘EM ON DOWN, a Documentary Film by Joe York and Scott Barretta @ Scruffy City Hall
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Knoxville SCREENING OF Shake ‘Em on Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell

introduced by filmmaker Scott Barretta
Shake ‘Em On Down is a chronicle of the life and music of Tennessee native Mississippi Fred McDowell featuring a trove of never-before-seen footage of the so-called godfather of the North Mississippi style of the blues. Fred’s unique slide guitar technique and emotive vocals influenced generations of musicians including The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, RL Burnside, and the North Mississippi Allstars (all of whom appear in the film).  The film also features Knoxville Stomp participants Dom Flemons and Tony Russell. Sunday, May 8 at 5pm at the Knoxville Stomp Festival. Visit the festival website for more information. 

Jun
12
Sun
Music of the South Sunset Series Concert @ The Grove Stage
Jun 12 all-day

The Center will again sponsor a Sunday evening concert as part of the Lafayette-Oxford-University Summer Sunset Series, this year on June 12. More details to come.

Sep
7
Wed
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History @ TBD
Sep 7 all-day
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History @ TBD

The 2016 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 7. Location and time TBD.