SMA’s Virtual Table Talks are one-hour informal discussions to promote the sharing of knowledge between archivists working in Mississippi galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. Each talk will feature a speaker who will share their experience and knowledge on a given topic. For more information on this series, or if you are interested in presenting, please contact Carrie P. Mastley at email@example.com.
Next Talk: “Introducing High School Students to Mississippi’s First Black Legislators,” presented by DeeDee Baldwin of Mississippi State University, October 28 at 12:00 noon
DeeDee Baldwin, History Librarian at Mississippi State University, will deliver a discussion about her experience teaching high school students at the Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) about Mississippi’s first Black legislators. MGS is a tuition-free residential honors program that offers unique creative and academic experiences to students with exceptional abilities and achievements. Please join us to learn more about incorporating historical research, particularly primary sources, into the secondary classroom.
- “We have no leaders, we are all leaders!”: Collecting and Celebrating the 1969 Black Student Sit-In at Delta State College – Carrie Freshour, Ted Fisher, Arlene Sanders, Sykina Butts, Tyler Wells, Michelle Johansen, and Emily Jones (July 31, 2020)
- Community Collaboration: The Margaret Walker Center and the Scott-Ford House, Inc. – Angela D. Stewart and Dr. Alferdteen Harrison (September 25, 2020)
- My Artifact Needs an Agent: How to Celebrate and be a Good Steward of Popular History – Baldwin Chiu, Larissa Lam, and Emily Jones (November 20, 2020)
- “The Burial Ground is Common Ground”: Researching and Presenting The Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration in Columbus, MS – Mona Vance-Ali and Chuck Yarborough (February 26, 2021) – due to technical difficulties, Part 2 with Chuck Yarborough had to be recorded separately
- Against All Odds: Telling the Stories of the First Black Legislators in Mississippi – DeeDee Baldwin, Karen Burch, and Bianca Ford (May 21, 2021)
- Mississippi University for Women’s LGBT+ Oral History Collection: From Student Project to Growing Collection – Nichole Bonaventure-Larson, Joshua Herrick, Victoria Jones, and Bridget Pieschel (June 25, 2021)
- Podcasting and Archival Outreach: A How-To From SAA-UA’s Student Chapter – Laura Daly, Aria Skyler, and Curtis Forte (October 28, 2021)
- Intersectional DEI – Michelle Ganz (December 3, 2021)