Sep
26
Thu
SouthTalks: “Satan & Adam: A Conversation and Film Screening” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 4:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Satan & Adam: A Con... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SouthTalks: "Satan & Adam: A Conversation and Film Screening" @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Sterling Magee, a Mississippi-born blues guitarist and singer, had experienced firsthand the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians. When his wife died of cancer, he gave up guitar and gave into despair. Several years later, reborn as “Mr. Satan,” he was busking the streets of Harlem, spreading his gospel of joy, when a young white… Read More >
Sep
27
Fri
Lecture: “A Dangerous Unselfishness”: Understanding Blackface in Mississippi as a Pathway to Political Power @ Overby Auditorium 4:00 pm
Lecture: “A Dangerous Unselfishn... @ Overby Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture: “A Dangerous Unselfishness”:  Understanding Blackface in Mississippi as a Pathway to Political Power @ Overby Auditorium
Professor Rhae Lynn Barnes, the foremost expert on amateur blackface minstrelsy, has spent more than a decade cataloging 10,000 minstrel plays. This lecture will contextualize the recent blackface scandals in Mississippi by examining the central role amateur blackface minstrel shows played in the United States government. In the century spanning the end of the Civil… Read More >
Oct
2
Wed
SouthTalks Lecture: “Art and Activism at Tougaloo College” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Art and Act... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Art and Activism at Tougaloo College” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
“Art and Activism at Tougaloo College” with Turry M. Flucker The focus of this talk will highlight significant works by modern visual artists from the Tougaloo College Art Collections as the college celebrates the sesquicentennial year of its founding. During the turbulent 1960s, a group of New York art activists involved in the struggle for… Read More >
Oct
8
Tue
SouthTalks Lecture: “Italian American Country” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 4:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Italian Ame... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Italian American Country” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Paolo Battaglia: “Italian American Country” Following the route taken in 1905 by Italian ambassador Edmondo Mayor des Planches, Italian author Paolo Battaglia met the descendants of immigrants who came from his country and traveled to the four corners of the United States. Italian American Country is an illustrated book and a three-episode documentary chronicling the travels and… Read More >
Oct
9
Wed
SouthTalks Lecture: “Historic Preservation in Mississippi from an Advocacy and Local Government Perspective” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Historic Pr... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kate Kenwright, Lolly Rash, and Jodi Skipper: “Historic Preservation in Mississippi from an Advocacy and Local Government Perspective” Ever wonder what makes a building historic? Who tells the story of the place? What role do governments and neighborhood groups play in preservation? Jodi Skipper, associate professor of anthropology and Southern Studies, will moderate a discussion… Read More >
Oct
11
Fri
SouthTalks Lecture: “Superhero Comics and the U.S. South” @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory 12:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Superhero C... @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks Lecture: “Superhero Comics and the U.S. South" @ Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Brannon Costello: “Superhero Comics and the U.S. South” Swinging, flying, and leaping through the canyons between skyscrapers, superheroes have long been understood as emblems of urban American modernity. In garish red, white, and blue costumes, characters such as Captain America, Patriot, and even Superman are read as icons of American nationalism. But what happens, then,… Read More >

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