Brown bag lectures examine civil rights

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by benita

The library held several brown bag lectures in the fall that focused on civil rights.

On Oct. 13, David Sansing lectured on “Meredith and Ole Miss: A Pivotal Moment in the Civil Rights Movement.” Sansing is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Mississippi. His presentation addressed the events of fall 1962 and their lasting impact on the university and the civil rights movement in general.

William Doyle, author of the book An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, delivered a lecture on Oct. 18.

Maurice Hobson, UM assistant professor of history and African American studies, spoke on “The Bravado of the Black New South: Intersections of Race, Class and Politics in Post-Civil Rights Black Atlanta, Georgia” on Nov. 10.

Upcoming brown bag lectures will feature Susan Glisson, executive director for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. Glisson will speak on March 8 at noon in the Faulkner Room. Michael Williams, assistant professor of history and African American studies at Mississippi State University, also is slated and will give a talk on Medgar Evers. The time and location are to be announced.