March 1, 2024 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Barnard Observatory
Afton Thomas


Our Turn

Daniela Griffin, Princeton James, and Zaire Love

Our Turn is more than an exhibition; it is a powerful declaration of reclamation. Daniela Griffin, Princeton James, and Zaire Love, three Black southern artists, are returning to the campus where they once walked as students all set to make their mark with unapologetic creativity. The exhibition promises to be a captivating and immersive experience. Together, these three multidisciplinary artists reclaim their space in art creation and showcase their talent and creativity powered by the gift of Blackness nurtured in the South.

Daniela Griffin is a sociological philanthropist, a model, and an actress. She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Florida and an MA in sociology from the University of Mississippi. She is the director of the North Mississippi Get2College center in Southaven, Mississippi. Princeton Echols is a playwright, producer, director, actor, and vocalist who wrote directed, and produced the play The Royal Family. Zaire Love is a music maker, writer, educator, and the Pihakis Documentary Filmmaker for the Southern Foodways Alliance.

SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. Visit southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more information about all Center events.