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Event Information:

  • Wed

    SouthTalks: “Slavery and Race in Holly Springs” Panel

    5:30 pmDoxey Auditorium, Rust College

    “Slavery and Race in Holly Springs”

    Jodi Skipper, panel moderator

    This panel will be moderated by Jodi Skipper, author of the book Behind the Big House: Reconciling Slavery, Race, and Heritage in the US South, and feature cofounders of the Behind the Big House Program, Chelius Carter and Jenifer Eggleston, Members of Gracing the Table, Rkhty Jones and Wayne Jones, and cofounder of Gracing the Table, Alisea Williams-McLeod. Panelists will discuss the development of the Behind the Big House slave dwelling education program and its impacts and role in telling more inclusive historical narratives in the South.

    This event is cosponsored by Rust College.

    Doxey Auditorium, Rust College

    150 Rust Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635

    SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. There are quite a few interesting virtual offerings this semester. Virtual events allow us to connect to larger audiences unable to attend programming in person and allow speakers to participate in the series no matter their location. Visit the Center’s website for up-to-date-information about all Center events.

    If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Afton Thomas at or call 662-915-5993.