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September 13, 2014 to October 24, 2014

Journey Stories

Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – and are a central element of our personal heritage.

May 26, 2014

Gray County Korean War Veterans Oral History Project

Public event to share the results of a yearlong oral history project to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Gray County's Korean War veterans.

May 18, 2014

Mozart's 'Vesperae Solennes de Confessore' and Schubert's 'Mass in A flat Major'

The Philadelphia Singers has been the mid-Atlantic region's premier chorus for over forty years, garnering national acclaim for artistic excellence.

May 13, 2014

Now What? – A Conversation on Equality and Education

This is the first installment of Now What? a five-part series of off-the-cuff conversations with some of the country's most interesting thinkers talking about today's front-page issues.

March 26, 2014 to March 28, 2014

21st Oxford Conference for the Book

The annual conference, which convenes fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, students and literacy advocates for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops and social events celebrating the written word, takes place on the University of Mississippi campus and at various off-campus venues in Oxford, MS.

March 19, 2014 to March 21, 2014

AMERICAN CIVIL WARS - The Entangled Histories of the United States, Latin America, and Europe in the 1860s

This conference will bring together leading specialists of various areas to reinterpret the quintessentially American conflict between North and South as part of an international web of war, imperialism, revolution, and emancipation that enveloped the Atlantic world in the 1860s.

March 12, 2014

Created Equal: The Abolitionists & Slavery by Another Name

The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.

February 9, 2014

Fourteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-Thon

This event is being held in celebration of African American History Month and honors Douglass as one of the great men of the 19th century, an early advocate for African American civil rights and the rights of women

February 5, 2014

National Youth Summit: Freedom Summer

Students across the country will join together for a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement

October 30, 2013 to October 30, 2014

Marshall Field and Selfridge

Beyond breaking new ground in retail, both Field and Selfridge inspired social change. For example, their popularized slogan "give the lady what she wants" helped women gain the freedom to shop and socialize without their husbands. Moreover, their "Bargain Basement" de-stratified economic classes in retail, providing high-quality merchandise at an affordable price.

November 17, 2012

Constitutionally Speaking -The Conversation Continues: How Does the Constitution Keep Up with the Times?

Nine constitutional scholars and authors share their perspectives in 15-minute TED-x style talks.

November 11, 2012

Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day: Healing through the Humanities

Veterans, their families, and the community are invited to just listen or to tell their stories through visual art, performance, and the written word.