The Millsaps Arts & Lecture Series will feature Gene Dattel, author of Cotton and Race in the Making of America, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall on the Millsaps campus.
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This lecture is the annual Ross Moore History Lecture named in honor of longtime Millsaps history professor, Dr. Ross Moore. It is co-sponsored by the Millsaps Student Body Association.
Dattel will discuss cotton and race: what Mississippians need to know about American history. He brings the relationship of cotton and race out of the regional shadows into the forefront of American history and casts light upon today's economic and racial issues and policies.
Gene Dattel, a native of the Mississippi Delta, is a financial historian, author, lecturer, government and private sector advisor on American and Asian financial institutions, media commentator, and former international capital markets investment banker at Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He is also a theatrical contributing writer and performer.
Dattel received his B.A. in History from Yale University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. He is on the Board of Advisors of the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, and has served as an advisory scholar to The New York Historical Society on its "Slavery II: Cotton and Commerce" exhibition in 2005.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students with IDs. To order tickets online, visit Arts & Lecture Series or call the Millsaps Continuing Education Office at 601-974-1130.