Join us in the JSU Student Center Theater at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, for a screening of the documentary in progress,Wednesdays in Mississippi.The event will include a discussion with activist Susie Goodwillie Stedman; Dr. Tiyi Morrris, Professor of History at Ohio State University; photographer, activist, and scholar, Dr. Doris Derby; Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell, author and Professor of History at the University of Houston; and film director, Marlene McCurtis. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of History at Tougaloo College.
The discussion will be followed by a free reception and viewing of Dr. Doris Derby’s photograph exhibition, Women: Agents of Change in the American Civil Rights Movement in Jackson State’s Johnson Hall Art Gallery.
In the summer of 1964 a quiet revolution began in Mississippi when a group of Black and White women reached across the chasm of race, class, geography, and religion to end segregation in America. This quiet revolution was called “Wednesdays in Mississippi.” The story of these brave women has never been told. It is a story of courage. danger, and transformation. The conversation continues!
This event is free and open to public and has been made possible in part by financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council.