Historian Focuses on Lives of Black Americans During Reconstruction

Kidada Williams

Kidada Williams gives annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture Many Americans learn in school that Reconstruction failed, but few can accurately identify who failed to do what and why. In the annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History, historian and author Kidada E. Williams answers those questions in “The Devil Was Turned Loose: African Americans in the War Against Reconstruction.”

Honor Ted Ownby’s Contributions by Supporting Center Students

Ted Ownby on steps of Barnard Observatory

Retired University of Mississippi history and Southern Studies professor Ted Ownby often talks of his fondness for former students, and now those students can make history by providing for future scholars through the Ted Ownby Initiative to Support Graduate Education. By establishing the Ted Ownby Initiative to Support Graduate Education, graduate students in the years