Sep
26
Wed
Brown Bag Panel: Charles Hughes, Christopher Stacey, and Chuck Westmoreland, “Three Histories of Pro Wrestling in the South” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Panel: Charles Hughes,... @ Barnard Observatory
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Charles Hughes (Rhodes College), Christopher Stacey (Louisiana State University-Alexandria), and Chuck Westmoreland (Delta State University) will present on “Three Histories of Pro Wrestling in the South.” Stacey’s talk, “Rasslin’ and Race in the Mid-South and Memphis Wrestling Territories, 1959–1992,” will examine several wrestlers, including Sputnik Monroe, Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, Ernie Ladd, and the Junkyard Dog,… Read More >
Oct
10
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Janet Allured, “Methodist Women in the South: Agents of Progressive Change, 1939–2000” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Janet Allured... @ Barnard Observatory
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Janet Allured, “Methodist Women in the South: Agents of Progressive Change, 1939–2000” @ Barnard Observatory
Janet Allured’s lecture, “Methodist Women in the South: Agents of Progressive Change, 1939–2000,” will focus on the influential role that white and black southern Methodist women played in social reform movements not just in the South but in the nation. The mid-twentieth-century Methodist Church’s structure and ideology, she shows, produced social justice leaders like Jessie Daniel… Read More >
Oct
17
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Documentarian Series: Jing Niu, “Taking the South with Me” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Docu... @ Barnard Observatory
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Documentarian Series: Jing Niu, “Taking the South with Me” @ Barnard Observatory
In her talk, “Taking the South with Me,” filmmaker Jing Niu will discuss her artistic roots (and influences) in the American South and how her upbringing has influenced her career in the film arts through documentary work, journalism, and now fiction films. Niu is a first-generation Asian American who grew up working in take-out restaurants… Read More >
Oct
24
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Amira Rose Davis, “Sights Unseen: Black Women Athletes and the (in)Visibility of Political Engagement” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Amira Rose Da... @ Barnard Observatory
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Amira Rose Davis, “Sights Unseen: Black Women Athletes and the (in)Visibility of Political Engagement” @ Barnard Observatory
Amira Rose Davis will present “Sights Unseen: Black Women Athletes and the (in)Visibility of Political Engagement,” a brief history of black women’s athletic activism that focuses on how black women athletes have been hypervisible yet oft-ignored symbols of various political struggles on and off the playing field. An assistant professor of history and women’s gender,… Read More >
Oct
31
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Stephanie Rolph, “Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council, 1954–1989” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Stephanie Rol... @ Barnard Observatory
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Stephanie Rolph, "Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council, 1954–1989" @ Barnard Observatory
In this lecture, Stephanie Rolph will discuss her new book, Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council, 1954–1989. Rolph is a native of Jackson and a Millsaps alumna (1999). She earned her MA in 2004 and her PhD in 2009 from Mississippi State University, where she specialized in the history of the American South. An active scholar in post-1945… Read More >
Nov
7
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Documentarian Series: Lisa Richman, “‘Introducing America to Americans’: FSA Photography and the Construction of Racialized and Gendered Citizens” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Docu... @ Barnard Observatory
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Visiting Documentarian Series: Lisa Richman, “‘Introducing America to Americans’: FSA Photography and the Construction of Racialized and Gendered Citizens” @ Barnard Observatory
Lisa Richman is interested in the ways images can reinforce, script, or challenge the national imaginary of who is a citizen. Historians and artists have examined the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) Photographic Collection as a broad and deep account of the Depression-era US experience and as a valuable collection of early documentary… Read More >

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