Separate and Sometimes Equal: Photos from the Possum Town

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
11
Apr

Separate and Sometimes Equal: Photos from the Possum Town

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium

From 1920 to 1960, O.N. Pruitt photographed his fellow citizens (both Black and white) in Columbus, Miss. He documented floods and fires, tornado aftermath and carnival sideshows, sublime studio portraits and riverside baptisms, and executions at the Lowndes County Courthouse and a 1935 lynching. 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. Hudson will be joined in discussion by photographer Timothy Ivy and novelist Deborah Johnson.

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Separate and Sometimes Equal: Photos from the Possum Town: 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.

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