The SouthTalks fall season is winding down, but here are all the SouthTalks for the remainder of the semester:
At noon Nov. 1, William Dunlap and W. Ralph Eubanks present “Southern Light, Southern Landscape” in the Speaker’s Gallery of the University Museum. They plan to discuss the connection between the landscape of the American South and the ways light and landscape connect with art and literature. This talk is co-sponsored by the University Museum.
Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, presents “Shalom Y’all: The History of Jews in Mississippi” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Paris-Yates Chapel. He will discuss how Mississippi Jews have worked throughout much of their history to lessen the cultural differences between themselves and their neighbors.
Grace Elizabeth Hale discusses her new book, “In the Pines: A Lynching, a Lie, a Reckoning” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, co-sponsored by and held at Off Square Books in Oxford. Hale, an award-winning scholar of white supremacy, tackles her toughest research assignment yet: the unsolved murder of a Black man in rural Mississippi while her grandfather was the local sheriff – a cold case that sheds new light on the hidden legacy of racial terror in America.
Vanessa Charlot, assistant professor of creative multimedia at the School of Journalism and New Media, presents “Down in the Delta” at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Gammill Gallery of Barnard Observatory. “Down in the Delta” is a visual archive of the lived experiences and legacy of Roosevelt Davenport, a former sharecropper, and his family, who all worked and own a piece of the land on the Quito Plantation in Morgan City, where their ancestors were kept as enslaved people. This project sheds light on Black American roots and those who chose to stay in the Delta and create family, home and community.
The semester concludes at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 with the fall documentary showcase in Barnard Observatory, a celebration of work by UM documentary studies students.
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