Sep
5
Wed
Brown Bag Lecture: Charles Ross, “Protests in Pro Football: The 1965 AFL All-Star Game and Colin Kaepernick” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture: Charles Ross,... @ Barnard Observatory
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In his lecture, “Protests in Pro Football: The 1965 AFL All-Star Game and Colin Kaepernick,” Charles Ross will discuss how African American players forced the 1965 AFL All-Star Game to be moved from New Orleans to Houston after experiencing discrimination in the segregated southern city. Fifty years later, Colin Kaepernick began a protest against police brutality… Read More >
Sep
12
Wed
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History: James Oakes, “The Triumph of Abolitionism” @ University of Mississippi 7:00 pm
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Souther... @ University of Mississippi
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History: James Oakes, “The Triumph of Abolitionism” @ University of Mississippi
The 2018 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus. The speaker will be James Oakes, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Humanities at the City University of New York. The title of his talk will be “The Triumph… Read More >
Sep
17
Mon
Special Monday Brown Bag: Farrell Evans, “Between the Curling Flower Spaces: Race, Golf, and the American South” @ Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
Special Monday Brown Bag: Farrel... @ Barnard Observatory
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Farrell Evans’s talk, “Between the Curling Flower Spaces: Race, Golf, and the American South,” will center on the desegregation of golf in the South through the lens of Evans’s own journey as a golfer, journalist, and student of the American South. He intersperses literature, family stories, history, photography, and art to demonstrate the centeredness of… Read More >
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 >

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