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9:00 am

Comfort My Soul: A Celebration of Gospel Music in Southwest Mississippi & Beyond

September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
No Cost

Come enjoy this two-day gospel music conference and festival celebrating Mississippi's Bicentennial during the National Gospel Music Heritage Month. Both days will feature  an eclectic mix of performances, workshops, oral histories, speakers, and heritage food will both educate and entertain local residents, students and scholars, and gospel music enthusiasts on the history and role of gospel Read More >

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12:00 pm

Speakers Bureau: Why We Call It Soul Food

September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, 507 Market Street
Port Gibson , MS 39150 United States
No Cost

“Why We Call It Soul Food” tells the story of why southerners, especially African American southerners, call the foods we eat “soul food.” Dr. Willis discusses the emotional and physical aspects of soul food as it relates to our culture and history. She also discusses the bonds attached to the growing, nurturing and preparation of Read More >

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4:00 pm


September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Mart & Cafe, 120 E Main St
Starkville, MS 39759 United States
No Cost

A discussion and reading of The Mississippi Encyclopedia, followed by a signing and reception. Speakers will include scholar James Giesen and Senior Editors Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson.

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