History Is Lunch

History Is Lunch is a weekly lecture series that 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 in Jackson.

MDAH livestreams the program at noon on Wednesdays on MDAH's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MDAHOfficial/. The videos are posted on the department’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/MDAHVideo.

Upcoming History is Lunch Program Schedule

History Is Lunch: Mary D. Coleman, "Race and Social Mobility in the Mississippi Delta"
On June 19, 2024, Mary D. Coleman presented “Race and Social Mobility in the Delta” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Modupe Labode and John Spann, “Markers and Mississippi’s Civil Rights History"
On June 12, 2024, Modupe Labode and John Spann presented “Markers and Mississippi’s Civil Rights History” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Ben Wynne, "A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis, & the Song that Changed Everything"
On June 5, 2024, Ben Wynne presented “A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis, and the Song that Changed Everything” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Lida Gibson and Jennifer Mack, "An Asylum Hill Project Update"
On May 29, 2024, Lida Gibson and Jennifer Mack presented “Understanding Our Past: An Asylum Hill Project Update” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Ben Fatherree, "The Origins of the Mississippi Community College System"
On May 22, 2024, Ben Fatherree presented “The Origins of the Mississippi Community College System” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Kidada E. Williams, "'The Devil Was Turned Loose': The War Against Reconstruction"
On May 15, 2024, Kidada E. Williams presented “’The Devil Was Turned Loose’: The War against Reconstruction" as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Ted Ownby, "A Shooting on Capitol Street, 1887"
On May 8, 2024, Ted Ownby presented “A Shooting on Capitol Street, 1887” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Jim Underwood, “La-Pointe Krebs House: Mississippi’s Oldest Residential Structure"
On Wednesday, May 1, Jim Underwood presented “La-Pointe Krebs House: Mississippi’s Oldest Residential Structure" as part of our History is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Rex Jones, Steve Holland, & Marshall Ramsey, "Steve Holland: Jesus Was a Democrat"
On April 24, 2024, Rex Jones screened his short documentary “Steve Holland: Jesus Was a Democrat” followed by a conversation between Steve Holland and Marshall Ramsey as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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