Jan
29
Wed
SouthTalks: “Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint with Will Jacks” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Po’ Monkey’s: Portr... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: "Po' Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint with Will Jacks" @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint Will Jacks, photographer Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po’ Monkey’s, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Before the death of the lounge’s owner, Willie Seaberry, in 2016, it… Read More >
Feb
3
Mon
SouthTalks: “Moving Spirits: History of the Enslaved and Civil Rights through Dance and Song” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 5:30 pm
SouthTalks: “Moving Spirits: His... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SouthTalks: “Moving Spirits: History of the Enslaved and Civil Rights through Dance and Song” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
“Moving Spirits: History of the Enslaved and Civil Rights through Dance and Song”  Jennifer Mizenko and Rhondalyn Peairs Do you know the stories of the enslaved persons who built the University of Mississippi buildings that you walk into on a daily basis? What is the ideology behind the symbols that are found on campus? In this SouthTalk,… Read More >
Feb
5
Wed
SouthTalks: “Fighting Prison Nation: The Nation of Islam’s Challenge to Criminalization” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Fighting Prison Nat... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Fighting Prison Nation: The Nation of Islam’s Challenge to Criminalization” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
“Fighting Prison Nation: The Nation of Islam’s Challenge to Criminalization” with Garrett Felber  Garrett Felber discusses his new book, Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the Carceral State, a definitive political history of the NOI that documents the interplay between law enforcement and Muslim communities in the… Read More >
Feb
12
Wed
SouthTalks: “TrueSouth” with John T. Edge and Wright Thompson @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks: “TrueSouth” with Joh... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: "TrueSouth" with John T. Edge and Wright Thompson @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
TrueSouth with John T. Edge and Wright Thompson TrueSouth is an SEC/ESPN series. The documentary-style show explores contemporary southern identity. Each episode leverages Southern Studies ideas and personalities to explore one city through two restaurants. Wright Thompson is executive producer, and John T. Edge is host. Both will join us to screen their Memphis episode,… Read More >
Feb
13
Thu
SouthTalks: “Advancing Each Other: Building Coalitions across Communities” @ Overby Auditorium 11:00 am
SouthTalks: “Advancing Each Othe... @ Overby Auditorium
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SouthTalks: "Advancing Each Other: Building Coalitions across Communities” @ Overby Auditorium
“Advancing Each Other: Building Coalitions across Communities” with Mandy Carter Mandy Carter is a human rights activist and a legend in the LGBTQ+ community. A resident of Durham, North Carolina, she is a cofounder of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a human rights organization devoted to uniting LGBTQ+ people in the South and to assisting… Read More >
Feb
19
Wed
SouthTalks: “‘All Our Names Were Freedom’: Agency, Resiliency, and Community in Yalobusha County” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 5:30 pm
SouthTalks: “‘All Our Names Were... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
“‘All Our Names Were Freedom’: Agency, Resiliency, and Community in Yalobusha County” Dottie Chapman Reed, with Colton Babbitt, Michelle Bright, Brittany Brown, Keon Burns, and Rhondalyn Peairs During the fall semester, five students in SST 560, Oral History of Southern Social Movements, taught by Jessie Wilkerson, collaborated with Dottie Chapman Reed to develop the Black… Read More >

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