University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

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Slavery in North Mississippi Events Coming in April

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Preserve Marshall County, will be hosting a series of events that put the spotlight on slavery in North Mississippi during the first week of April.

The first event, a talk by University of Southern Mississippi Professor Max Grivno entitled “Slavery and Freedom in Northern Mississippi” will take place at the Jackson Avenue Center at 5:15PM on Tuesday, April 2. This talk is free and open to the public.

The next day, Wednesday, April 3 at noon, Joye Hardiman, the former executive director of Evergreen State College’s Tacoma Campus, will give a Southern Studies Brown Bag talk in the Tupelo Room inside Barnard Hall. Hardiman will present “A Soul Comes Home to Her Mississippi Roots,” which documents her first return trip to Mississippi after her family left following Emmett Till’s murder. This talk is free and open to the public.

Later that evening, University of Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students and faculty will meet–by invitation only–for our second annual Slave Dwelling Project sleepover at Rowan Oak.

Finally, starting Thursday, April 4 and continuing into the weekend, Holly Springs’s eighth annual Behind the Big House program kicks off. This year’s full schedule will be posted here soon, so check back often!