April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Afton Thomas

“Burial Ground Is Common Ground: Connecting Communities through Research/Performance”  with Chuck Yarborough

Chuck Yarborough

Southern Studies alum Chuck Yarborough and students from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science will share and discuss the transformative individual and community impact of award-winning research/performance projects produced at their Columbus, Mississippi, school. The projects have been recognized nationally and have inspired similar programs throughout the country. The presentation will include brief performance excerpts.

Chuck Yarborough, who earned his Southern Studies MA in 1995, has taught high school history classes at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science since 1995. He has been recognized with multiple awards for teaching and community service, including being named 2019 Tachau Teacher of the Year by the Organization of American Historians and 2018 Social Studies Educator of the Year by the Mississippi Council for the Social Studies.

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 takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted.