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University of Mississippi

Opening the ‘Closed Society:’ a Tribute to James W. Silver Friday, Sept. 30

In a special tribute this Friday, friends and former students of the late James W. Silver, a controversial history professor at the University of Mississippi and author of the groundbreaking 1964 book, “Mississippi: The Closed Society,” will remember his life and work as a fierce opponent of repression during the civil rights era.

The event will be held on campus at the Overby Center in the auditorium from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dawn M. Jeter at 662-915-1692. Click here for Dr. Silver’s New York Times Obituary.