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. The series is sponsored by the John and Lucy Shackelford Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi

Sponsored by:

The Community Foundation For Mississippi

History is Lunch: John M. Shaw, “The South’s Black Fife and Drum Tradition”
On June 22, 2022, John M. Shaw presented “The South’s Black Fife and Drum Tradition” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers
On June 15, 2022, Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers will performed as part of the History Is Lunch series in conjunction with the World of Marty Stuart exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums.
History is Lunch: Scott Baretta & Bobby Whalen - “Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement”
On June 8, 2022, Scott Barretta and Bobby Whalen presented “Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Robbie Ethridge, "The Indian Slave Trade & Transformation of Native North America"
On June 1, 2022, Robbie Ethridge presented “The Indian Slave Trade and the Transformation of Native North America” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: James G. Thomas, "The Lebanese in Mississippi"
On May 25, 2022, James G. Thomas presented “Mississippi Mahjar: The Lebanese in Mississippi” as part of the History Is Lunch series. Jackson, Mississippi residents Al Katool and Dolores Thomas Ulmer and Greenville native Mary Tonos Brantley joinrf Thomas to discuss their experiences as people of Lebanese descent growing up in Mississippi.
History Is Lunch: David J. Dennis Jr. and David J. Dennis Sr., "The Movement Made Us"
On May 18, 2022, David J. Dennis Jr. and David J. Dennis Sr. discussed their new book The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History is Lunch: Jodi Skipper, "Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage"
On May 11, 2022, Jodi Skipper discussed her new book Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage in the U.S. South as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Katie Blount and Jere Nash, "The Mississippi Legislature Changes the State Flag"
On May 4, 2022, Katie Blount and Jere Nash presented “The Mississippi Legislature Changes the State Flag” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Irma Hale and Katie Mills, “The Art and Life of Reuben Hale"
On April 27, 2022, Irma Hale and Katie Mills presented “The Art and Life of Reuben Hale” as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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