Virtual Events

#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club

The third "Welty at Home" book club pick is Welty's very own The Golden Apples. Published in 1949, Welty's third short story collection is composed of seven stories centered upon the characters in the fictional town of Morgana, Mississippi. On Mondays, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host live book discussions of each short story led by Welty's friend and biographer Dr. Suzanne Marrs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. 

Intermediate Genealogy: Where Did My Ancestors Go?

Are you interested in learning how to trace your family tree? Join us on Saturday, September 12, at 9:30 a.m. for a virtual workshop led by MDAH curator of research and genealogy Joyce Dixon-Lawson. This edition will focus on how to use less common resources such as state census records, educable school children records, and migration patterns for genealogical research. Tickets are $10 per person.

#UndertheLight: Chinese in Jim Crow Mississippi

The 2020 #UndertheLight series continues with an online discussion of the discrimination against the Chinese during Jim Crow in Mississippi featuring guest lecturer Adrienne Berard, research communications specialist at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and author of Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South. The presentation will also include a virtual tour through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum's A Closed Society gallery.

#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club

The second "Welty at Home" book club pick is Margaret Walker's signature novel, Jubilee. An award-winning poet, novelist, and English professor at Jackson State University, Walker formed a special literary friendship with Welty. They referred to their friendship as their "sister act." This is the final installment of the three-part discussion of Jubilee. On Tuesday, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host the live book discussion on Zoom, led by Margaret Walker Center director and civil rights historian Dr. Robby Luckett.

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