Virtual Events

Many Stories: Votes for Women: The Southern Story

Learn about the story of the women's suffrage movement in Mississippi with special guest Marjorie J. Spruill, Distinguished Professor Emerita of the University of South Carolina, as we honor Women's History Month in this edition of the #ManyStories Series. Spruill will discuss the legacies of Reconstruction, reforms of the Progressive Era, and the white supremacist attitudes of Mississippi's early suffragettes such as Nellie Nugent Somerville and Carrie Belle Kearney.

Welty Teachers Workshop: Eudora Welty's Digital Future

The Eudora Welty House & Garden will present a virtual teachers workshop on using digital platforms to explore Welty's short story classics in partnership with the Digital Welty Lab at Millsaps College on Friday, February 26. Registration is $40 per person and space is limited to 50 participants. Register online for the event here. For additional information, email 

I AM A MAN: Thoughts of Yesterday therron Fri, 02/12/2021 - 16:28

On Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m., civil rights veterans Frank Figgers and Hezekiah Watkins will share their personal experiences of the Mississippi Freedom Movement through selected images from the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register online here. Space is limited. 

Behind the Lens With Doris Derby therron Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:50

On Thursday, February 11, at noon, learn about the stories behind some of the photographs in the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, with activist, educator, and photographer Doris Derby. She will discuss several of her photographs from the exhibit as well as some of her own artifacts that are on display in the Black Empowerment gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The Black Church Virtual Panel Discussion therron Thu, 01/28/2021 - 15:30

On Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m., join Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) in partnership with the Two Mississippi Museums for The Black Church Virtual Panel Discussion event. This event will include a screener of the documentary series, songs from HBCU choirs, door prizes and the panel discussion. Featured panelists for the event are Two Mississippi Museums director Pamela D. C. Junior, Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International, Rev. C. J. Rhodes of Mt.


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