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

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The Community Foundation For Mississippi

History Is Lunch: Emily Erwin Jones, "The Delta Chinese"
On Wednesday, January 25, Emily Erwin Jones presented “The Delta Chinese” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Andy Gipson, "A History of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce"
On January 18, 2023, Commissioner Andy Gipson, Hannah East, Claude Nash, and Jared Vardaman presented “The History of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Charles Reagan Wilson, "The Southern Way of Life"
On January 11, 2023, Charles Reagan Wilson discussed his new book The Southern Way of Life: Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History is Lunch: Marty Stuart and Karen Cronin
History Is Lunch with a conversation between Marty Stuart and Karen Cronin.
History Is Lunch: Turner Hunt, "The Natchez Diaspora 1730 to Present"
On December 7, 2022, Turner Hunt presented “The Natchez Diaspora 1730 To Present” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History is Lunch: Jack D. Elliott Jr., "Colonel W.C. Falkner and the Ripley Railroad"
On November 30, 2022, Jack D. Elliott Jr. discussed his new book To the Ramparts of Infinity: Colonel W. C. Falkner and the Ripley Railroad as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: Steve Fiffer, Ebony Lumumba, and Julian Miller, "The Moment"
On November 16, 2022, author Steve Fiffer interviewed Ebony Lumumba and Julian Miller, who are featured in his new book The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice, as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History Is Lunch: LaShunda Calvert and Flonzie Brown Wright, "The Life of Sister Thea Bowman"
On November 9, 2022, LaShunda Calvert and Flonzie Brown Wright screened a documentary on the life of Sister Thea Bowman as part of the History Is Lunch series.
History is Lunch: Davis Houck "Black Bodies in the River: Searching for Freedom Summer"
On November 2, 2022, Davis Houck discussed his new book Black Bodies in the River: Searching for Freedom Summer as part of the History Is Lunch series.

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