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.

#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 


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