S2.11. The New Mississippi State Flag with Jere Nash
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In this episode Mississippi Department of Archives and History director Katie Blount speaks with author Jere Nash about Mississippi’s path to a new state flag.  ..read more
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S2.10. Race and Slavery in the Old Southwest with Christian Pinnen
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by Speaking of Mississippi
5M ago
In this episode we speak with scholar Christian Pinnen about Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, and early interactions there between Native peoples, enslaved and free Africans, French, English, and Spanish ..read more
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S2. 4. The Andrew Bucci Centennial with Margaret Bucci and Beth Batton
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by Speaking of Mississippi
5M ago
In this episode we speak with Beth Batton and Margaret Bucci about the artist Andrew Bucci, The Vicksburg native transcended the bounds of his small native state, and his art is being celebrated across Mississippi in 2022, the centennial of his birth ..read more
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S2. 9 Daniel de Vise and BB King's Guitar Mastery
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by Speaking of Mississippi
5M ago
In this episode we speak with the author Daniel de Vise about the life of beloved bluesman BB King. Although King is celebrated around the globe for his music, de Vise argues in his new biography that the guitar player's significance in shaping not just the blues, but nearly all contemporary popular music may still be underrated ..read more
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S2. 8. A Conversation between Eddie Glaude Jr. and Pamela D.C. Junior
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5M ago
In this episode we feature a conversation between the celebrated author, Princeton University professor, and Mississippi native Eddie Glaude Jr. and Pamela D.C. Junior, director of the Two Mississippi Museums ..read more
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S2.7. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail with Deborah Douglas
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5M ago
In this episode we speak with the author Deborah Douglas about her new guidebook on the people, places, and events that made the Civil Rights Movement ..read more
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S2. 6. Mileston with Leroy Johnson and Calvin Head
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5M ago
In this episode we speak with Leroy Johnson and Calvin Head about the Black farming cooperative of Mileston, which began eighty years ago as an experimental federal program that aimed to lift Delta sharecroppers out of poverty, but went on to become one of the safe havens of the Civil Rights Movement ..read more
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S2. 5. O.N. Pruitt’s Historic Columbus Photographs with Berkley Hudson
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5M ago
In this episode we speak with Berkley Hudson about the photographer O.N. Pruitt, who served as the de facto documentarian of Columbus, Mississippi, during the early twentieth century. But the significance of Pruitt’s work was overlooked, and the photos were in danger of being lost forever ..read more
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S1. 6. The Jackson State Shootings with Nancy Bristow
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by Mississippi Department of Archives & History
5M ago
In this episode we talk with Nancy Bristow, author of Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College, which won the Mississippi Historical Society’s prize for best book of 2020. Bristow is distinguished professor of history at the University of Puget Sound ..read more
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S2. 2. A Life in the Blues with Bobby Rush (clean)
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5M ago
In this episode we talk with the King of the Chitlin’ Circuit, Bobby Rush. The Grammy award-winning musician has recorded more than 400 songs over the course of five decades in the music industry. His new memoir is I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story.  ..read more
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