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2018 Spring Lecture Series
Archives and Special Collections,
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Spring 2018 Brown Bag Schedule:

  • February 9th at noon.
    Faulkner Room. Archives & Special Collections, JD Williams Library. “Cotton Oral Histories and the Lessons Along The Way.” Alysia Steele, UM Assistant Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism and author of Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, will be speaking about her new oral history and documentary project which focuses on the history of cotton.

  • February 15th at noon.
    Faulkner Room. Archives & Special Collections, JD Williams Library. “Covering the Civil Rights Movement: Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Curtis Wilkie, UM Cook Chair and Associate Professor of Journalism, will be speaking about his news reports covering the Civil Rights Movement and his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a part of the Special Collections programming for Black History Month.

  • March 6th at noon.
    Faulkner Room. Archives & Special Collections, JD Williams Library. "The Remarkable Life of Theora Hamblett: Stories of Friendship and Art.” Dr. Ed Meek, Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Public Relations and Associate Professor Emeritus of Journalism, and Marti Funke, Collections Manager University Museum and Historic Houses, will speak about the life, legacy and artwork of Mississippi artist Theora Hamblett.

  • April 5th at noon.
    Faulkner Room. Archives & Special Collections, JD Williams Library. “On Tour: Promoting the Book” Dr. Ted Ownby, Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture; Kiese Laymon, Professor of English and Creative Writing; and John T. Edge, Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will speak about book publishing and touring.

  • April 20th at noon.
    Faulkner Room. Archives & Special Collections, JD Williams Library. “Art and the Faulkners.” Publisher and author Larry Wells and Bill Griffith, Cu-rator of Rowan Oak, will speak about the Faulkner/Falkner family as artists.
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