Virtual Events

#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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