History Is Lunch

History Is Lunch is a weekly lecture series that explores different aspects of the state's past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building in Jackson.

MDAH livestreams the program at noon on Wednesdays on MDAH's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial/. The videos are posted on the department’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/MDAHVideo. The series is sponsored by the John and Lucy Shackelford Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi

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The Community Foundation For Mississippi

History is Lunch: Thomas Aiello, “The Scott Newspaper Syndicate and the Black Press in Mississippi.”
On March 3, 2021, Thomas Aiello presented “The Scott Newspaper Syndicate and the Black Press in Mississippi” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Christian Pinnen, "Race and Slavery in Colonial Natchez"
On February 24, 2021, Christian Pinnen presented “Race and Slavery in Colonial Natchez” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: William C. Lester, "A Historical Look at Mississippi Turkey Hunting"
On February 10, 2021, William C. Lester presented “A Historical Look at Mississippi Turkey Hunting” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Brian A. Pugh, "Chaos and Compromise: Mississippi's Budgeting Process"
On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, as part of the History Is Lunch series, Brian A. Pugh discussed how public monies are spent and the tangled history of Mississippi’s budgeting process.
History Is Lunch: Deanna Byrd and Ryan Spring, "The Last Choctaw Removal of 1903"
On November 18, 2020, Ryan Spring and Deanna Byrd presented “The Last Choctaw Removal of 1903" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Kevin Greene and Andrew Wiest, "Vietnam: War Abroad, Conflict at Home"
On November 11, 2020, for Veterans Day Kevin Greene and Andrew Wiest presented “Vietnam: War Abroad, Conflict at Home” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: "Voices from the Mississippi Hill Country: Benton County Civil Rights Movement"
On November 4, 3030, Roy DeBerry, Aviva Futorian, Joe Batts, Stephen Klein, and John Lyons discuss their new book Voices from the Mississippi Hill Country: The Benton County Civil Rights Movement.
History Is Lunch: Richard Grant, "The Deepest South of All"
On October 28, 2020, Richard Grant talked about his new book on Natchez, The Deepest South of All for the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Leesha Faulkner, "Celebrating Tupelo's 150th Anniversary"
On October 21, 2020, Carla Falkner, Leesha Faulkner, Sihya Smith, and Boyd Yarbrough presented “Celebrating Tupelo’s 150th Anniversary” as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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