Life and Work of John M. Perkins - posted September 16, 2013
As part of the History Is Lunch Series, on Tuesday, September 17, at the Old Capitol Museum, Peter Slade, editor of Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John Perkins, will talk about the remarkable life and work of this Jacksonian. Former governor William Winter will introduce Slade and John Perkins.
Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and receiving only a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and social justice to America's white evangelical churches. Often an unwelcome voice and always a passionate, provocative clarion, Perkins persisted for forty years in bringing about the formation of the Christian Community Development Association—a large network of evangelical churches and community organizations working in America's poorest communities—and inspired the emerging generation of young evangelicals concerned with releasing the church from its cultural captivity and oppressive materialism.
Peter Slade teaches at Ashland University in the History of Christianity and Christian Thought. His first book, Open Friendship in a Closed Society; Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship (2009), is an interdisciplinary study of an ecumenical racial reconciliation initiative in Mississippi.
Books will be available for purchase. For more information call 601-5766998.
September 17: TUESDAY SPECIAL SESSION Peter Slade, editor of Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John Perkins, will talk about the remarkable life and work of this Jacksonian. Books available for purchase. OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM
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October 2: Archives Month program. WINTER BUILDING
October 9: As part of Archaeology Month, archaeologist Sam Brookes will present "Aspects of Mississippi Delta Prehistory." WINTER BUILDING
October 15: TUESDAY SPECIAL SESSION. Author Charles Bolton will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography." OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM
October 16: MDAH archivist Chloe Edwards will discuss the "Gates v. Collier" decision and Parchman Penitentiary. WINTER BUILDING
October 23: Preview of Old Capitol Museum program "Present Meets Past." OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM
October 30: Museum of Mississippi History project director Cindy Gardner will talk about plans for the new museum. WINTER BUILDING
November 6: Methodist minister Rayford Woodrick will present “Methodism in Mississippi.” WINTER BUILDING
November 13: Mike Stoll, MDAH historian, will present "Above and Beyond: Mississippi's Medal of Honor Recipients." OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM
November 20: MDAH staff Amanda Lyons and Will Morgan will present a third program in the series "Patriots without a Country: Jackson's Flying Dutchmen." OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM