University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Photo of James Meredith

Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962, will take the

Two events set for Sept. 27 will explore civil rights history

Two University of Mississippi events set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 will explore civil rights history through the eyes of participants. Traces of Elaine: The Lone Black Female Staff Photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Elaine Tomlin broke gender and race barriers by being the first Black female staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership

Historian to Discuss Work on Slavery and Race in America

Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry visiting UM for annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History Historian Daina Ramey Berry has researched case studies from contemporary educators and various university faculty on what it means to teach the truth about slavery and the value of learning about race and slavery. She will discuss her findings at 6 p.m. Tuesday

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out – nowhere to greater effect than at the University of Mississippi, which marks the 60th anniversary of its integration this fall. With that in mind, programming for 2022-23 academic year

Imani Perry lecture rescheduled online for April 12

Imani Perry will give her rescheduled Oxford Conference for the Book/Future of the South Lecture “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of A Nation” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. During this virtual event, she will give a 45-minute lecture, and Castel Sweet, director of the Center

Anthropologist Sheds Light on Politics of Migrant Life and Death

Jason De León brings work of Undocumented Migration Project to campus for Sept. 30 discussion Jason De León will share his experiences as executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research-art-education-media collective, in a Thursday (Sept. 30) lecture at the University of Mississippi. “The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of

Deborah Gray White to give virtual lecture Sept. 21

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In

“Voices of Mississippi” set for Sept. 14

The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people and art of the

Natasha Trethewey to give inaugural Ann Abadie Lecture July 18

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference have joined together to create a lasting tribute to one of the founders of the Faulkner Conference. The new Ann Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies will take place annually at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference as a tribute to Ann Abadie,

Oxford Conference for the Book goes virtual this week

The Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, goes virtual this week. Five sessions are available to watch anytime here, with accompanying live Square Books events, including: Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. CST: A Live Square Books event on Zoom