Virtual Events

Equal Protection Under the Law: MUW v. Hogan

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, join us for a discussion of the local and national impact of the ground-breaking case Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan in 1982. This pivotal decision not only opened the door to admitting men to the first public women’s college in the United States, but also set an important precedent in future gender discrimination cases that led to the admission of women to the Virginia Military Institute in 1996. 

Lena Richard & Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History therron Thu, 03/04/2021 - 08:14

Join us in collaboration with Smithsonian Affiliations for a look at chefs Lena Richard and Julia Child. They challenged perceptions and stereotypes of women in their respective eras and made lasting contributions to culinary history through their cookbooks, teaching and television programs. Speakers include curator Paula Johnson and historian Ashley R. Young of the National Museum of American History.

Many Stories: Votes for Women: The Southern Story

Learn about the story of the women's suffrage movement in Mississippi with special guest Marjorie J. Spruill, Distinguished Professor Emerita of the University of South Carolina, as we honor Women's History Month in this edition of the #ManyStories Series. Spruill will discuss the legacies of Reconstruction, reforms of the Progressive Era, and the white supremacist attitudes of Mississippi's early suffragettes such as Nellie Nugent Somerville and Carrie Belle Kearney.

Mississippi Historical Society Virtual Annual Meeting therron Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:08

The Mississippi Historical Society will host its annual meeting virtually on Friday, March 5. Registration is free for this event. Register online here. See the agenda here. 

Bearing Witness: Part II therron Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:52

On Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m., Pamela Junior, director of the Two Mississippi Museums, and Katie Blount, director of MDAH, will discuss the I AM A MAN special exhibit with its curator, William Ferris.

Welty Teachers Workshop: Eudora Welty's Digital Future therron Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:35

The Eudora Welty House & Garden will present a virtual teachers workshop on using digital platforms to explore Welty's short story classics in partnership with the Digital Welty Lab at Millsaps College on Friday, February 26. Registration is $40 per person and space is limited to 50 participants. Register online for the event here. For additional information, email 

Under the Light: The Examined Life of Medgar Evers therron Wed, 02/17/2021 - 14:26

Join us for our next virtual #UndertheLight: The Examined Life of Medgar Evers on Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m. In this edition, we will explore the life and legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers through featured artifacts on display in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and a lecture with special guest Michael Vinson Williams of the University of Texas El Paso.

I AM A MAN: Thoughts of Yesterday therron Fri, 02/12/2021 - 16:28

On Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m., civil rights veterans Frank Figgers and Hezekiah Watkins will share their personal experiences of the Mississippi Freedom Movement through selected images from the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register online here. Space is limited. 

Behind the Lens With Doris Derby therron Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:50

On Thursday, February 11, at noon, learn about the stories behind some of the photographs in the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, with activist, educator, and photographer Doris Derby. She will discuss several of her photographs from the exhibit as well as some of her own artifacts that are on display in the Black Empowerment gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.


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