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

Sponsored by:

The Community Foundation For Mississippi

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.
History Is Lunch: Mike Bunn, "The Gulf South in the Revolutionary Era"
On October 14, 2020, Mike Bunn presented “Fourteenth Colony: The Gulf South in the Revolutionary Era” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Nancy Bristow, "The 1970 Jackson State Shootings"
On October 7 Nancy K. Bristow presented “The 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Tom Henderson, "Mississippi's Black Market Liquor Tax"
On September 23, 2020, Tom Henderson presented “Mississippi’s Black Market Liquor Tax” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: John F. Marszalek III, "Mississippi's Same-Sex Couples: A History"
On September 16, 2020, John F. Marszalek III presented “Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi: A History” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: DeeDee Baldwin, "Mississippi's First Black Legislators"
On September 9, 2020, DeeDee Baldwin presented “Against All Odds: The First Black Legislators in Mississippi” as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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