MDAH Prepares for Eddie Glaude’s Presentation of the ‘Medgar Evers Lecture Series’

JACKSON Miss. (WJTV) – Officials from both museums have announced that Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will present the Medgar Evers Lecture Series on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The Medgar Evers Lecture Series was established in 2003 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Evers was murdered outside his home on June 12, 1963 in Jackson. The following year, Myrlie Evers presented Medgar and Myrlie Evers’ papers to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH).

The talk has been presented in the past by FOUR distinguished speakers, but Glaude will be the first Mississippi native to present this talk.

“We’re lucky to have someone like Eddie coming back to Mississippi because he’s on so many platforms,” ​​said Brother Rogers, director of programs and communications at MDAH. “So for us, it’s very exciting to have someone of his stature to do this for us.”

Glaude is an educator, author, political commentator and public intellectual from Moss Point, Mississippi. He is also Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

MDAH officials believe that the presentation of this particular conference will be extremely special and impactful for the audience. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

Angela C. Hale