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January 2022

50 Years of Women in Sports

Sunday, January 16

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Pavilion (All-American Club) 

A women’s only reception marking the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. Ole Miss is reflecting on and celebrating the contributions women have made to the sports industry and Ole Miss Athletics. You must register for the event. 

Sponsor: Ole Miss Athletics

Walking Wednesdays with Food for the Soul Group

Wednesday, January 19

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Front steps of Lyceum

Staff are invited to meet at the front steps of Lyceum for 30 minute walk with the The Food for Soul Group. Food for the Soul meetings/lunches will resume in February on Wednesdays.

Sponsor: Center for Intelligence and Security Studies

Latin American Student Organization (LASO) Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, January 25

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

Monthly meeting to inform members of past events, upcoming events, and any news related to LASO.

Sponsor: Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

SouthTalks: “Shall We Stay in Hell on Earth?”

Wednesday, January 26

Start Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event on Zoom – Register here

Description: By the early 1870s, life for rural Black Georgians was marred by restrictive laws that unduly regulated Black farmers, separated Black families, and incarcerated Black men at alarming numbers. More specifically, the growth in the incarceration of Black men fed into what became a burgeoning convict lease system for the state.

During this SouthTalk, Alicia Jackson will explore how formerly enslaved people found refuge from racial injustice during the waning years of Reconstruction and beyond by escaping to Black communities in places like Panola, Tate, and Marshall counties in North Mississippi. Here, many experienced a fleeting period of economic opportunity, access to political office, and freedom to establish their own churches and educational institutions. Jackson’s talk is part of her new book, The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson. Isaac Anderson, a minister and politician, was forced to flee from his home in Georgia despite being elected to the state senate in 1870. Like hundreds of other formerly enslaved people, he found refuge in northern Mississippi, although that sanctuary would ultimately be short lived. The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson uncovers his story.

Jackson is an associate professor of history at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. She currently leads a student-based research project known as the District Hill Cemetery Project. With most of the gravemarkers gone, the community-based project focuses on recovering the lost history and stories of a vibrant Black community located in southern Appalachia. Her most recent publications include “Having Our Own: The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church and the Struggle for Black Autonomy in Education,” which was included in the edited collection Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson. She was awarded a Louisville Project Grant for Researchers in 2016 for The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson.

Sponsor:  Center for the Study of Southern Culture