History Is Lunch

History Is Lunch: Robbie Ethridge, “The Indian Slave Trade and the Transformation of Native North America” cgoodwin Thu, 05/26/2022 - 11:09
At noon on Wednesday, June 1, Robbie Ethridge will present “The Indian Slave Trade and the Transformation of Native North America” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Jimmy Thomas, “The Mississippi Lebanese” cgoodwin Thu, 04/21/2022 - 14:41

At noon on Wednesday, May 25, Jimmy Thomas will present “The Mississippi Lebanese” as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial.

History Is Lunch: David Dennis Jr. and David Dennis Sr., “The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride”

At noon on Wednesday, May 18, David Dennis Jr. and David Dennis Sr. will present “The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride” as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial.

History Is Lunch: Jodi Skipper, “Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage in the U.S. South”

At noon on Wednesday, May 11, Jodi Skipper will present “Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage in the U.S. South” as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial.

History Is Lunch: Jere Nash and Katie Blount, “The Mississippi Legislature Changes the State Flag”

At noon on Wednesday, May 4, Jere Nash and Katie Blount will present “The Mississippi Legislature Changes the State Flag” as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial.

History Is Lunch: Alicia Jackson, "The Land of Promise"

At noon on Wednesday, April 6, Alicia Jackson will present “The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson" as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—.

History Is Lunch: Betsy Bradley, "A Movement in Every Direction"

At noon on Wednesday, March 30, Betsy Bradley will present “A Movement in Every Direction" as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial.

History Is Lunch: George E. Milne, "Mississippi's 'First' Urban Landscape?"

At noon on Wednesday, March 23, George E. Milne will present “Mississippi’s ‘First’ Urban Landscape?" as part of the History Is Lunch series. The program will take place in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building and stream live on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page—.

History Is Lunch: Legislators to Discuss New State Flag

On Wednesday, March 2, at noon, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will host legislators for a special History Is Lunch program–Finding Common Ground: Lawmakers and the New Flag. Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Senator Briggs Hopson, Senator Derrick Simmons, and Representative Robert Johnson will discuss the process of adopting the new Mississippi flag.

“MDAH was proud to support the Flag Commission in its historic work,” said MDAH director Katie Blount. “We are happy to be hosting legislators for History Is Lunch to talk about the transformation that the new flag has brought to our state.”

In 2020, the Mississippi legislature passed a bill that removed the 126-year-old state flag and created a commission that would be responsible for choosing a new design to be on the November statewide ballot.

The design selected by the commission was supported overwhelmingly by the voters, ratified by the legislature as the new state flag, and signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves. This program will take place in the auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums, the same room where the flag commission met and the bill signing took place.

MDAH livestreams videos of the program at noon on Wednesdays click here.

To view this event after air time click here.

The weekly History Is Lunch lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state's past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building at 222 North Street in Jackson.

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