All Forum events are free.
Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215 at 12:30pm
Unless otherwise noted.
For more information about the Forums, please contact
Kenneth Townsend via email at Kenneth.Townsend@millsaps.edu, or 601-974-1061.
Journalism and Social Change – A panel discussion featuring Fred Anklam, Hank Klibanoff, and Leslie McLemore, and moderated by Charles Overby
Friday, April 8, Noon - Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
This panel is taking place in partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Overby Center at the University of Mississippi. The panel is one of three discussions that will be held different locations around the state, each of which will journalism’s role in public while including different panelists and themes.
The all-star panel includes the following:
Contact: Kenneth Townsend
Nussbaum Lecture – Change from Within: Bringing Balance and Truth to the Historic Natchez Tableaux by Madeline Iles
Friday, April 15, Noon - Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215
Madeline Iles, senior history major at Millsaps, interned for Ed King, Jerry Mitchell, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. These experiences and her interest in media as a tool for producing social change inspired her to film a documentary about her work to transform the traditional Natchez Tableaux. Throughout its 85 year history, the Tableaux had presented a romanticized view of the Old South. Madeline worked to showcase historical facts, linking the past to current issues of social justice. In addition to changing the program to acknowledge the South's defeat in the Civil War, Madeline pushed for the meaningful inclusion of African Americans in the program along with a frank representation of slavery. Madeline's project documents the unprecedented actions taken in 2015's Confederate Pageant and gives a first-hand view of social change in action.
Contact: Susan Womack