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10:00 am
No Cost

Speakers Bureau: How We Got the Blues in Mississippi

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Capitol Museum, 100 South State Street
Jackson , MS 39201

Dr. Willis teaches educators how to integrate blues education into their lesson plans for social studies, geography and history. She gives them background information, current events, historical landmarks that are significant to blues music and blues artists. She shows photos, posters and records from her private collection and also gives first-hand information from her personal Read More >

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12:00 pm
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Fleeting, Fickly Sports

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William Winter Building, 200 North St
Jackson , MS 39201 United States

The black freedom struggle of the post-World War II era unleashed many challenges and changes on Mississippi. No area of the state’s society, politics, and culture went untouched by this great social movement. That included the world of sports at Mississippi’s all-white universities. During the 1950s and early 1960s, institutions of higher education, state political Read More >

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