2022 Annual Meeting

Mississippi Historical Society
March 10-11, 2022

Thursday, March 10

All sessions on March 10 are at the Trent Lott National Center, University of Southern Mississippi

10:30 a.m.       Registration

11:00 a.m.       Annual Business Meeting (Join Zoom Meeting at https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/81943196542 or Meeting ID: 819 4319 6542)

 12:00 p.m.               Opening Session and Luncheon (Join Zoom Meeting at https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/88513455448 or Meeting ID: 885 1345 5448)

                        Presiding: Stephanie Rolph, President, Mississippi Historical Society

                        Welcome: Toby Barker, Mayor, Hattiesburg

                        Patricia Boyett, Loyola University of New Orleans, The Hattiesburg Movement: The Mississippi Heart of America's Black Freedom Struggle

2:30 p.m.       Session I  Mississippi Religion, Race, and Violence (Join Zoom Meeting https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/82426961221 or Meeting ID: 824 2696 1221)

  • Moderator:  Jeff R. Rosenberg, Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area Historic Preservation Coordinator
  • Foundations of Mississippi: Slavery, Christianity and Crisis  Andrew Gardner, Jackson State University
  • Theosophical Endeavors in the Magnolia State  Thomas M. Kersen, Jackson State University
  • Murder in a Small Town: The Forgotten Story of Mack Charles Parker  Alan Wheat, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

 3:45 p.m.        Break

4:00 p.m.         Session II – Digital History and Archival Projects (Join Zoom Meeting at https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/85384669844 or Meeting ID: 853 8466 9844)

  • Moderator: Susannah Ural, Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Digital Snapshots Projects  Joseph Jarrell, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Digital Collections of Historical Resources Elizabeth La Beaud, Mississippi Digital Library
  • The Lantern Project: Legal Records of Enslaved Persons  Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University
  • Dear Mr. Meredith: Mapping Responses to the Integration of the University of Mississippi  Abigail Norris and Adam Clemons, University of Mississippi

5:30 p.m.         President's Happy Hour

                        Sponsor: Millsaps College History Department

6:30 p.m.               Banquet (Join Zoom Meeting https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/83254357958 or Meeting ID: 832 5435 7958)

                        Presiding: Daphne Chamberlain, Vice President, Mississippi Historical Society

                        Welcome: Katie Blount, Director, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

                        Book of the Year Award Presentation: April Holm, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

                        Award Winner: Christian Pinnen, Mississippi College, Complexion of Empire in Natchez: Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands

Friday, March 11

All sessions on March 11 are at the Historic Eureka School Museum, 410 E. 6th Street, Hattiesburg

9:00 a.m.       Session III  Mississippi Change Agents (Join Zoom Meeting https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/89663010300 or Meeting ID: 896 6301 0300)

  • Moderator: Kelly Cantrell, East Mississippi Community College
  • A Catt Among the Pigeons: Southern Suffrage Rivalry, 1917  Bernadette Cahill, Independent Scholar
  • Fred Clark Chaney, Hodding Carter, Jr., and the Whitfield Editorials  Bo Bowen, Independent Scholar
  • Exploring the Influence and Importance of Middle-Class Black Women in Mississippi  Jessica O’Connor, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

 10:15 a. m.        Break

10:30 a.m.         Session IV – Commemorating and Preserving Local African American History (Join Zoom Meeting at https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/89465198850 or Meeting ID: 894 6519 8850)

  • Moderator: Rebecca Tuuri, University of Southern Mississippi
  • African American Military History Museum  Latoya Norman, Director
  • Preserving School History Stella Mackabee, Eureka, Rowan, and Hattiesburg High School (EUROHA) Education Committee Representative
  • Mobile Street Renaissance Festival  Deborah Delgado, Hattiesburg Councilwoman and Festival Founder
  • Teaching and Preserving Our History  Glenda Funchess, Attorney and Local Historian

12:30 p.m.               Awards Luncheon (Join Zoom Meeting at https://usm-edu.zoom.us/j/88585216380 or Meeting ID: 885 8521 6380)

                                Presiding: Stephanie Rolph, President, Mississippi Historical Society

                                Presentation of Awards

  • Awards of Merit
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Local Historical Society
  • Excellence in History
  • Lifetime Achievement                                 

                                 Introduction of President-elect

2:30 p.m.                 Historic Tours

  • African American History Museum
  • Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby 
  • Freedom Summer Tour
  • Downtown Hattiesburg History and Art Tour