Using primary sources in the State Archives, accessing classroom resources on the web, professional development opportunities with National History Day, and the new Mississippi social studies curriculum are some of the topics that will be covered at the thirty-third MDAH Social Studies Teachers Workshop. The sessions will be held Friday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson.
On Tuesday, September 25, educators from across the state are invited to the Two Mississippi Museums for an evening of networking and museum exploration. During this FREE event, participants will journey through the galleries within the museums and use brand-new educational materials recently developed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
At noon on Wednesday, August 22, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Brenda L. Travis will discuss her book Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism under Fire Shaped My Life.
Telisha Dionne Bailey, a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bailey’s research examines the complex and often overlooked history of the imprisonment of African American women in Mississippi between 1890 and 1980.
While at the Mississippi state archives, Bailey will work in the papers of Medgar Evers from his time as field secretary for the NAACP to develop a clearer understanding of Evers’s involvement in the Freedom Rides in Mississippi.
In observance of the fifty-fifth anniversary of his death, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will host a program to commemorate the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. This free event, co-sponsored by the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Humanities Council, will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums.