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

 12:00 p.m.               Opening Session and Luncheon

                        Welcome: Stephanie Rolph, president, Mississippi Historical Society

                        Patricia Boyett, Loyola University of New Orleans, Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi’s Central Piney Woods

2:30 p.m.       Session I  Mississippi Religion, Race, and Violence

  • 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

  • Moderator: Susanna 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

6:30 p.m.               Banquet

                        Book of the Year 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 Eureka School, 410 E. 6th Street, Hattiesburg

9:00 a.m.       Session III  Mississippi Change Agents

  • 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

  • African American Military History Museum  Latoya Norman, Director
  • Preserving School History Representative, Education Committee Co-chair, Eureka, Rowan, and Hattiesburg High School (EUROHA) Alumni Association 
  • Main Street Renaissance Festival  Deborah Delgado, Hattiesburg Councilwoman
  • Teaching and Preserving Our History  Glenda Funchess, Attorney and Local Historian

12:30 p.m.               Awards Luncheon

2:30 p.m.                 Local Tours

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