Mississippi Cultural Crossroads will sponsor a conference, “Local History: the Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County and Beyond,” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at their auditorium at 509 Market Street, Port Gibson, Miss. Participants include: John Dittmer, professor emeritus, DePauw University, Emilye Crosby, SUNY-Geneseo, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Ohio State University, Tiyi Morris, DePauw University, Deanne Nuwer, University of Southern Mississippi.
Friday, Feb. 17, 8:15-12: History Day contest and presentations for high school students
Friday, Feb. 17, 6:15pm: Keynote address by John Dittmer, readings by Emilye Crosby, and musical selections
Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30-12:30: Local movements panel with Tiyi Morris and Hasan Jeffries; local activist panel; and musical selections
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
507 Market St.
Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150
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