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

Jerry Mitchell, "Reopening Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era"
On February 5, 2020, Jerry Mitchell discussed his book "Race against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
Stephen Cunetto, "MSU's Templeton Music Museum and Ragtime Festival"
On January 29, 2020, Stephen Cunetto presented “Mississippi State University’s Templeton Music Museum and Ragtime Festival” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
Diane Williams, "The Life and Legacy of B.B. King--A Mississippi Blues Icon"
On January 22, 2020, Diane Williams discussed her new book The Life and Legacy of B.B. King–A Mississippi Blues Icon as part of the History Is Lunch series.
Phil Bryant, Deborah Bryant, and Bill Wilson, “The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion"
On January 15, 2020, former Mississippi governor Phil Bryant, former first lady Deborah Bryant, and artist Bill Wilson presented “The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion: Memories of the People’s Home.”
Clay Williams, "The Glorious 8th of January! A Date Forgotten in History"
On January 8, 2020, Clay Williams presented “The Glorious 8th of January! A Date Overlooked in History” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
Rick Cleveland, "Jackson, Mississippi: First Home of the Southeastern Conference."
On November 20, 2019, as part of the History Is Lunch series, Rick Cleveland moderated a panel discussion featuring Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey and others on the history of the SEC and its relationship to Mississippi’s capital city.

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