May 22, 2013
In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of his death, MDAH will commemorate the life of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with exhibits and programs. Evers was the Mississippi field secretary for the NAACP from 1954 until his assassination in the driveway of his family's home in Jackson on June 12, 1963.
The 2013 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship was awarded to Ebony O. Lumumba, an advanced doctoral student in English at the University of Mississippi. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, the fellowship seeks to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection by graduate students.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close all offices on Monday, May 27th, in observance of National Memorial Day/Jefferson Davis' Birthday. Grand Village, Historic Jefferson College, and Winterville Mounds will also be closed, but the grounds will remain open to the
public. For more information call 601-576-6850.
MDAH Awards Preservation Grants at Quarterly Meeting
At its regular quarterly meeting on April 19, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded grants totaling more than $80,000 to seventeen preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state, designated a new Mississippi Landmark, and approved three new State Historical Markers.
At noon on Wednesday, May 29th, as part of the History Is Lunch series at the Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi State University historian Michael Williams, author of Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, will speak on the fiftieth anniversary of Evers's assassination. For more information call 601-576-6998.
Complete History is Lunch schedule