On Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m., Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. and Carla Shedd will discuss Ewoodzie’s new book Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums.
Ewoodzie will speak about the ways in which food availability, choice, and consumption vary between classes of Black Jacksonians, and how this reflects and shapes their different experiences of a shared racial identity. Then he will lead a discussion with the Jacksonians portrayed in his book. Carla Shedd, a sociologist at City University of New York (CUNY) and Jacksonian, will discuss the importance of doing this type of sociological work and writing about the South.
Chef Enrika Williams will provide light appetizers for the event.
A book sale and signing will follow.
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—Two Mississippi Museums—are located at 222 North Street in Jackson. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information visit the MDAH Facebook page email email@example.com.
The Eudora Welty House & Garden will host an heirloom plant sale from the Welty Garden on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. Masks and social distancing guidelines are required while on site. This program is in partnership with the Eudora Welty Foundation. For additional information, visit the Eudora Welty House & Garden Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.