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November 05, 2014

JacksonWith the beautiful new photograph book, “Jackson,” John Evans wants to awaken grown-ups and educate youngsters to the charms and beauty of the capital city of Mississippi.

Published by Evans and Lemuria Books, the project has been a second job for the past two years for Evans, working with photographer Ken Murphy and researcher/text writer Lisa Newman. Now he wants to get the book into the hands of Mississippians so that they can rediscover familiar Jackson places through Murphy's stunning images.

“I don’t think people can flip through the pages, really look closely at the wonderful things Jackson has to offer, and then tell me that this city doesn’t have potential,” Evans says. “That’s our brand for the book — ‘Let’s talk Jackson.’ Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s bad, what’s possible. And let’s really talk, honestly, about what Jackson can be. Because I think the possibilities are endless.”

John Evans will introduce the book and show images from it, and Lisa Newman will talk about her work researching sites for the accompanying text. Copies will be available for sale after the program.

Read The Clarion-Ledger's article on Evans and "Jackson"

Check out Lemuria's "Let's Talk Jackson" blog

For more information call 601-576-6998.

November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building.

History Is Lunch: Deborah Thomas

Deborah Thomas, digital projects coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Project at the Library of Congress, will present "Chronicling America," a project to digitize America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922. For more information call 601-576-6998.

November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Author Carolyn J. Brown will discuss her book Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker, from University Press of Mississippi. For more information call 601-576-6998.

Margaret Walker