Virtual Events

Behind the Lens With Doris Derby

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.

The Black Church Virtual Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m., join Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) in partnership with the Two Mississippi Museums for The Black Church Virtual Panel Discussion event. This event will include a screener of the documentary series, songs from HBCU choirs, door prizes and the panel discussion. Featured panelists for the event are Two Mississippi Museums director Pamela D. C. Junior, Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International, Rev. C. J. Rhodes of Mt.

Advanced Genealogy: Tracing Your African American Ancestors

Having challenges with researching your African American ancestors? MDAH Curator of Research and Genealogy Joyce Dixon-Lawson will lead an online workshop using the probate records, deed records, Census records, and personal diaries of former slave owners available at MDAH. Dixon-Lawson will also answer questions and offer tips to help participants negotiate slavery's legacy to find their ancestors. Registration is $10 per person.

Mississippi Unbound: Race Against Time

Renowned investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell will join us for a live discussion featuring his new book, Race Against Time, the undercover story behind the reopenings of four notorious civil rights cases: the assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County, and the fatal firebombing of Vernon Dahmer Sr. in Hattiesburg.

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.


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