Upcoming Event

“All Our Names Were Freedom, Agency, Resiliency, and Community in Yalobusha County” – A second Presentation by the student interviewers for the Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project:
February 19th, 2020 at 5:30pm at the University of Mississippi in the Tupelo Room in Barnard Observatory and is free and open to the public.

Beginning in September, students in the graduate seminar “Southern Studies 560: Oral History Methods” began the process of interviewing community members in Yalobusha County, with the goal of helping to document and preserve the rich history of Yalobusha County’s Black families and communities. They collaborated with Ms. Dottie Chapman Reed, author of the North Mississippi Herald column “Outstanding Black Women of Yalobusha County” and the generous individuals who agreed to be interviewed. In their final presentation, “‘All Our Names Were Freedom’: Agency, Resiliency, and Community,” they will share their process, stories they heard, and history they learned.

This event and project is co-sponsored by the Arch Dalrymple III History Department, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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