“A Year in Mississippi” - posted January 13, 2017
At noon on Wednesday, April 26, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, editors Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker will talk about their newest book, A Year in Mississippi, and be joined by contributors C. C. Henley, Seetha Srinivasan, and Malcolm White.
A Year in Mississippi features forty essays by various authors celebrating significant events and traditions throughout the state. Each event is observed not only to ascertain its impact, but to discover why it succeeds, how it contributes to and shapes a unique culture, and how it functions to bind people together.
Well-known contributors and essays of special interest in the collection include Willie Morris's "The Glory of the Game," Julia Reed's "Green Day," Margaret McMullan's "Christmas in the Pass," Carolyn Haines's "Camp Meeting," and David Sheffield's "The Blessing of the Fleet."
Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker have published numerous books together, including Christmas Stories from Mississippi, Christmas Memories from Mississippi, Growing Up in Mississippi, and Coming Home to Mississippi.
May 3—Hollis Watkins and C. Liegh McInnis will discuss Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man. WFW
May 10—Retired educator Bee Donley will present "A Life in Mississippi Classrooms." WFW
May 17—Scott Barretta and Joe York will screen their new documentary Shake ‘Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell. WFW
May 24—Charles Westmoreland will present “‘Fleeting Fickly Sports’: Segregation, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Social Change in Mississippi.” Co-sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council. WFW
May 31—Darrell White and Chris Windfield will screen the documentary The 30th of May, about a Memorial Day celebration in Natchez and Vidalia that dates to 1889. WFW