SLAVES IN THE WHITE HOUSEThursday, February 25
Jesse J. Holland, an Ole Miss journalism graduate and Washington reporter, discusses his new book which is making waves across the country, “The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House.”
OXFORD’S LITERARY TRADITIONFriday, March 4
Charles Overby, chairman of the center, moderates a discussion about the extraordinary number of writers who have lived in the university town with guests Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books, and authors Beth Ann Fennelly, Neil White and Curtis Wilkie.
COURAGEOUS EDITORSTuesday, March 22
The second of three state-wide programs sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Overby Center that celebrate Mississippi Pulitzer Prize winners with family members and friends of three late newspaper editors, Hodding Carter II, Ira Harkey and Hazel Brannon Smith on hand to talk of their bold editorial stands.
THE VALUE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENTMonday, April 11
Geoffrey Stone, a constitutional scholar and professor at the University of Chicago Law School, joins Charles Overby in a conversation about press freedoms and the First Amendment.
CAN JOURNALISTS COME HOME AGAIN?Thursday, April 14
Two prominent Mississippi newsmen, Fred Anklam and Dennis Moore, who worked for the Clarion-Ledger before serving for years as members of the staff of USA TODAY, are returning to Jackson to help organize an ambitious on-line news operation that will concentrate on Mississippi and talk about the project.