Archive

22
Feb

Unrivaled at the Ole Miss: Overby Center Event

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
A new film, Unrivaled, chronicles what may well be the rarest and most remarkable football season in collegiate history. A 25-minute portion of the 90-minute film will air at the Overby Center on February 22 at 5:30 followed by a discussion that Charles Overby will lead with Ole Miss Athletic Director Keith Carter along with the film’s directors. In 1899 an ambitious college student at Sewanee, a small mountaintop university in Tennessee, crafted the first 12-game football season in the South. That student, Luke […]
09
Mar

The Intersection of Critical Race Theory and Mississippi Civil Rights Education

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
In the last year, Critical Race Theory has become front page news and the spark for contentious debates and legislative proposals throughout America. Critics in Mississippi want to ban CRT in schools. But how will that legislation affect the teaching of civil rights history in Mississippi, the first state in the nation to mandate a K – 12 civil rights curriculum?  Overby Fellow Randall Pinkston will moderate a panel of distinguished guests who will explore the potential impact of CRT legislation on education in Mississippi.     […]
28
Mar

Crisis in Communication: Afghanistan and Beyond

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
Melissa Charbonneau graduated from the University of Mississippi in the 1980s and will share her experiences working with the people of Afghanistan for three years as communications advisor to the Afghan Women’s Project and for a NATO-led security mission.
29
Mar

75 Years of High School Journalism

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
Founded at Ole Miss in 1947, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association is now celebrating its 75th year of organizing contests, conventions and other structural supports for high school student media programs throughout the state.
11
Apr

Separate and Sometimes Equal: Photos from the Possum Town

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
Overby Center panelist Berkley Hudson, a University of Mississippi graduate and University of Missouri emeritus professor, will detail how a trove of 88,000 negatives was preserved from history’s dustbin to illuminate not only the past, but the present.

About the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

The Overby Center features programs, multimedia displays and writings which examine the complex relationships between the media and politicians - past, present and future. We pay special attention to Southern perspectives.

555 Grove Loop, Suite 247
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-1692 | Fax: 662-915-1721
E-mail: overbycenter@olemiss.edu