ZOOM: Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement Panel Discussion (online)

Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement Panel Discussion has MOVED to Zoom
Due to bad weather conditions in the Jackson area tomorrow evening, the Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi Panel Discussion has moved online to Zoom. Details are below:
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 12 | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
In partnership with The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University, the Mississippi Arts Commission will host a virtual panel discussion entitled: “Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.” The panel will explore the intersection of traditional arts, community and civil rights history.
The speakers for the panel are as follows:
Dr. Wilma Mosley Clopton explores the values and traditions of organizing and activism that are passed down within families through her presentation, “Generational Courage.”
Dail Chambers presents the story of her family quilting tradition and the community activism that inspired her to create a quilt as a response to the Ferguson Uprising in “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Ancestral Quilting for the Future.”
Dr. Robert Luckett focuses on the incredible life of Dr. Doris Derby, a photographer, teacher, and activist who documented the movement in Mississippi in “Doris Derby: The Lifework of an Activist and Artist.”
This panel discussion celebrates the release of the “Folklife and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi” exhibit from Mississippi Folklife’s recently launched exhibits page as part of a new initiative to expand the programming offered on the website. The exhibit was edited by Addie Citchens and Maria Zeringue and is accessible online at http://www.mississippifolklife.org/exhibits.

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