Two Mississippi Museums | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
- Date(s): Wed, Aug 9
- Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/604772098479967
Join the Mississippi Department of Archives & History on site at the Two Mississippi Museums at noon on Wednesday, August 9, for History Is Lunch (or watch the livestream) when G. Mark LaFrancis, Robert Morgan, and Darrell White will screen their documentary Women of the Struggle: Facing Fear in the Civil Rights Era.
The 48-minute film chronicles the contributions to the Civil Rights Movement of eighteen women, from national figures such as Fannie Lou Hamer and Myrlie Evers to Tougaloo Nine member Geraldine Hollis, McComb activist and author Brenda Travis, and Flonzie Brown Wright, the first Black woman elected to public office in Mississippi since Reconstruction.
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History Is Lunch is sponsored by the John and Lucy Shackelford Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state’s past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building at 222 North Street in Jackson and live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook.