- Date(s): Sat, Feb 27
- Time: 11:00 am
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1228683887525937
On Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m., join Katie Blount, William Ferris, and Pamela D.C. Junior for a virtual conversation about the exhibit I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, which is on display at the Two Mississippi Museums. The program will live-stream from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the Q&A through the Facebook chat.
First shown in Montpellier, France in 2018, the I AM A MAN exhibit documents the hope and determination of the Civil Rights Movement in the face of oppression and violence. William R. Ferris, curator of the original exhibit, will share stories and feature several of his favorite images from the exhibit. Ferris is the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the former chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his research in southern culture.
Katie Blount is the director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Pamela D.C. Junior is the director of the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Thanks to Nissan, admission to the museums is free of charge on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. Admission includes the I AM A MAN exhibit. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.