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Spring 2022

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Spring 2020

. 2022

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.
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.
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.
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.     […]
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 […]

. 2021

18
Nov

A Discussion with Terry Mattingly About Religion, Politics, and Covid-19

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
This event featured a discussion about religion, politics and Covid, led by Overby Center fellow Terry Mattingly. One of the most knowledgeable religion reporters in the country, Mattingly writes a weekly column about religion and produces a weekly podcast about religion and the media.   Event Panelists:   Ryan Burge In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Burge provides a nuanced description of the increasing number of Americans who say that they have no religious affiliation. […]
22
Sep

A Discussion with Curtis Wilkie: Veteran Journalist and Author

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
Charles Overby and Curtis Wilkie discuss Wilkie’s illustrious career as well as his new book, “When Evil Lived in Laurel.”
05
Oct

“60: A Year of Sports, Race and Politics” with Robert Khayat

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
This event featured former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat who discussed his latest book, “60: A Year of Sports, Race and Politics.” The promotion about the book says it is “a story of the year that changed everything for a nation, our culture and a young man from Mississippi.” Khayat, one of the most legendary figures to graduate from Ole Miss, retired as chancellor in 2009.
19
Oct

Remembering the Winters

5:30 PM
Overby Auditorium
This event remembers William and Elise Winter, both outstanding Mississippians and both graduates of Ole Miss. The program was be led by David Crews, former press secretary for Gov. Winter. Crews had a conversation about the Winters with three longtime friends of the Winters, Reuben Anderson, JoAnne Prichard Morris and John Henegan.

. 2020

18
Feb

A Conversation on the Intersection of Religion and Politics

Overby Center
Two nationally known journalists who specialize in the coverage of religion were at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss religion and the 2020 election. The journalists are Terry Mattingly, a senior fellow at the center and editor of the daily blog GetReligion.org, and Richard Ostling, a former chief religion writer for The Associated Press and a former senior correspondent for Time Magazine.
26
Feb

Robert Penn Warren: A Vision

Award-winning filmmaker Tom Thurman was the Overby Center on Wednesday for a screening of his documentary “Robert Penn Warren: A Vision.” Thurman, who has produced and directed 36 documentaries on art, film, music, sports and literary figures, discussed his work with Joe Atkins, a professor in the university’s School of Journalism and New Media.
24
Aug

Journalism & Democracy in Crisis

5:30 pm
Overby Center
Veteran journalist Geneva Overholser, who led the Des Moines Register to the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service during her seven years as its top editor, was at the Overby Center on Wednesday to discuss “Journalism and Democracy in Crisis.”

. 2019

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. 2012

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. 2011

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. 2010

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    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