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16 October Wednesday

An Evening with Dr. William Sturkey

16 October 2019, 17:00 - 16 October 2019, 20:00
Eureka School, 410 E 6th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401 United States

An Evening with Dr. William Sturkey will begin with a reception at 5:00 PM, followed by a speaking engagement at 6:00 PM.

There will also be an opportunity for a questions and answers session, and a book signing to close out the evening.

Books will be available for purchase the night of the event.

This event is proudly presented by The Hattiesburg Public Library in conjunction with the Sixth Street Museum District.

Dr. William Sturkey’s book titled Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White provides a detailed history of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. From its founding in 1882, to its key role in the civil rights movement, this publication powerfully conveys the realities of the Jim Crow era.

Assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and co-editor of To Write in the Light of Freedom, Sturkey charts the parallel and starkly unequal experiences of the town’s black and white residents in alternating narratives, telling the stories of die-hard members of the Old South—including Faulkner’s great-grandfather, a Confederate veteran—and several generations of the Smith family, who started as rural sharecroppers and eventually ran a pharmacy where Medgar Evers and others met to strategize.

This event is free to attend, with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event CategoriesArts, Community Event, Education
Venue Name: Eureka School
Address: 410 E 6th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401 United States

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