Jan
27
Wed
12:00 pm SouthTalks: “Nonviolence Before ... @ Online
SouthTalks: “Nonviolence Before ... @ Online
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Nonviolence Before King: The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle” @ Online
In early 1960 Black students across the nation launched nonviolent direct-action campaigns in more than seventy cities across the nation, challenging Jim Crow segregation and violence. These students took courageous action knowing they would face arrest, expulsion, or even lose their lives. So why did they do it? Anthony Siracusa argues that the political philosophy
Feb
10
Wed
12:00 pm SouthTalks: “Southern Journey: T... @ Online
SouthTalks: “Southern Journey: T... @ Online
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790–2020” @ Online
In this talk, Edward L. Ayers narrates the evolution of southern history from the founding of the nation to the present day by focusing on the set­tling, unsettling, and resettling of the South. Using migration as the dominant theme of southern his­tory and including Indigenous, white, Black, and immigrant people in the story, Ayers cuts
Feb
11
Thu
3:00 pm SouthTalks: “Protests in Pro Foo... @ Online
SouthTalks: “Protests in Pro Foo... @ Online
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SouthTalks: “Protests in Pro Football, 1965–2020” @ Online
Chuck Ross’s “Protests in Pro Football, 1965–2020” talk examines both the events leading up to the 1965 American Football League All-Star game protest and the events that led to Colin Kapernick’s 2016 NFL protest. Ross will also discuss the legacy of Kapernick’s actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the different responses
Feb
17
Wed
12:00 pm SouthTalks: “Masked Man, Black: ... @ Online
SouthTalks: “Masked Man, Black: ... @ Online
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: "Masked Man, Black: Pandemic and Protest Poems" @ Online
Frank X Walker will read from and discuss his latest collection of poems, Masked Man, Black: Pandemic and Protest Poems. The poems document in real time the myriad of challenges presented by the multiple pandemics of Covid-19 and racial injustice. They also offer edifying pockets of solace as the poet shares his family’s survival tips,
Feb
24
Wed
12:00 pm SouthTalks: “The Emmett Till Gen... @ Online
SouthTalks: “The Emmett Till Gen... @ Online
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: “The Emmett Till Generation: Youth Activism, Radical Protest, and Social Change in Jim Crow Mississippi” @ Online
Daphne Chamberlain’s talk highlights the role of children as leaders and participants in the Mississippi civil rights movement between 1946 and 1965. This presentation also offers a new perspective on the origins of the civil rights struggle and gives credence to how instrumental young people were to engaging in radical protest and grassroots activism in
Mar
3
Wed
12:00 pm SouthTalks: “White Kids: Growing... @ Online
SouthTalks: “White Kids: Growing... @ Online
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SouthTalks: "White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America" @ Online
American children are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial violence, and for some, an increased awareness of inequality. Based on two years of ethnographic research with affluent white kids and their families, Margaret A. Hagerman’s talk examines how white kids learn about race, racism, inequality, and privilege