Grant makes Mississippi Historical Society annual meeting free to the public: event to be held in Hattiesburg

Tue 03/01/2022 – 13:19 | From: David Tisdale

The Mississippi Historical Society, with the support of a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, opens its annual meeting free to the public on Friday, March 11. The program will take place at the Historic Eureka School Museum at 410 E. 6and Street in Hattiesburg and is accessible online at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is hosting this event.

The program begins at 9 a.m. with presentations on women’s suffrage, African-American women’s history, and civil rights journalism. A second session at 10:30 a.m. will focus on commemorating and preserving local African American history. Speakers include local attorney Glenda Funchess, Hattiesburg Councilwoman Deborah Delgado, school historian Stella Mackabee and Latoya Norman, director of the Hattiesburg Museum of African American Military History.

The Mississippi Historical Society will immediately host an awards luncheon which will cost $25 to attend. One of the highlights will be Ellie J. Dahmer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work to preserve the memory and accomplishments of her late husband, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer, and her promotion of rights education. civics.

This Mississippi Humanities Council grant is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.

The Mississippi Historical Society, founded in 1858 and reorganized in 1890 and 1952-1953, encourages exceptional work in the interpretation, teaching, and preservation of Mississippi history. The society is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The company also publishes the resource online Mississippi History Now. Membership is open to everyone. Benefits include receipt of Mississippi History Journal and Mississippi History Bulletin. Individual memberships are $35.

To find out how to become a member of the Mississippi Historical Society, call 601.576.6936 or visit the society’s website,

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