“Rough South of Larry Brown” screening set for July 12

Rough South of Larry Brown screening July 12

There will be a special free screening of “The Rough South of Larry Brown,” including a discussion with director Gary Hawkins, photographer Tom Rankin, and blues curator Greg Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. The program will include rarely seen photos and clips not in the original film. Sponsored by the Center for the

Celebrating Juneteenth

Independence Day in the United States is officially celebrated on 4 July, but for many Americans the 1776 Declaration of Independence did not signal freedom. Instead, Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation recognized and proclaimed freedom for enslaved people, even though the news did not reach all of them for several years. Juneteenth celebrations commemorate

Making History: Ted Ownby to Retire After 35 Years

Ted Ownby on steps of Barnard Observatory

After 35 years as a member of the University of Mississippi faculty, including 11 years as director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, history and Southern Studies professor Ted Ownby is preparing to retire at the end of June. During his time as a scholar, researcher and director at the center, it

Fannie Lou Hamer screening June 10 in Winona

This Little Light of Mine to be shown at 10 am Saturday in Winona

On June 9, 2022, a Mississippi State Historical Marker was unveiled during a ceremony at the corner of Oak Drive and Sterling Avenue in Winona, Mississippi on the site of the old Montgomery County Jail in honor of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and the other civil rights heroes who were beaten there in 1963. The