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The Mississippi Library Commission’s Summer Lunch Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

June 26 at noon: “Black Women and the Suffrage Movement in Mississippi, 1863-1965” by Shennette Garrett-Scott

Cohosted by Madison County Library System


July 17 at noon: “Lost Mississippi” by Mary Carol Miller

Cohosted by Yazoo Library Association

Cohosted by First Regional Library System–July 24 at noon:

“Delta Epiphany: RFK in the Mississippi Delta” by Ellen Meacham

Cohosted by The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County–July 31 at noon:

“From the Fields to the Factory: The Great Migration of African Americans from the Fields of Mississippi to the Cities and Factories in the North” by Brinda Willis

Previous lectures in the series:

Ain’t That America? History and Culture in the Country presented by Dr. James C. Giesen:¬†






This is My Century: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement presented by Dr. Robert Luckett:





Black Mississippians in the Civil War presented by Dr. Max Grivno: