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: Susannah Ural, "The Civil War and Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi Project"
On July 21, 2021, Susannah J. Ural presented "The Civil War and Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi Project" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Timothy B. Smith, "Notes on the Siege of Vicksburg"
On July 14, 2021, Timothy B. Smith presented "Notes on the Siege of Vicksburg" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Will Kelly and Christopher Windfield, "George Raymond: A Thirst for Freedom"
On July 7, 2021, Glen Cotton, Will Kelly, Corey Redd, and Christopher Windfield screened a rough cut of the new documentary film George Raymond: A Thirst for Freedom as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Deanne Stephens, "The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry: A People's History"
On June 30, 2021, Deanne Love Stephens presented “A History of the Mississippi Seafood Industry" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Robert Hunt Ferguson, "The Saga of Providence Cooperative Farm”
On June 23, 2021, Robert Hunt Ferguson presented “Remaking Race and Labor in Rural Mississippi: The Saga of Providence Cooperative Farm” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Curtis Wilkie, "The 'White Knights' and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer"
On June 16, 2021, Curtis Wilkie discussed his new book When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Josh Parshall, “Digital History and Jewish Mississippi"
On June 9, 2021, Josh Parshall presented “Digital History and Jewish Mississippi: Revisions to the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: C.J. Rhodes, "Mt. Helm Baptist Church and the Future of Black Religion"
On June 2, 2021, Rev. C.J. Rhodes presented “Mt. Helm Baptist Church and the Future of Black Religion” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Steve Fiffer and Denise Morse, "C.T. Vivian in Words and Deeds"
On May 26, 2021, Steve Fiffer and Denise Morse presented “C.T. Vivian in Words and Deeds” as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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