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Mississippi women spotlighted in Hinds CC Raymond Campus exhibit
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14 January

Mississippi women spotlighted in Hinds CC Raymond Campus exhibit

 

Hinds Community College students Aygul Brown of Yazoo City, left, and Taylor Stockton of Cleveland check out the “Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women”  photo exhibit at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Hinds Community College students Aygul Brown of Yazoo City, left, and Taylor Stockton of Cleveland check out the “Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women” photo exhibit at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

 

The McLendon Library at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus is hosting a traveling exhibit entitled “Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women” Jan. 12-Feb. 23.

The exhibit made available through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History features 10 photo panels focusing on 32 women who shaped Mississippi and the nation, divided into eight categories: artists, performers, civil rights, athletes, authors, suffrage, education, and government and law.

The women featured in this exhibit include well-known individuals such as Fannie Lou Hamer and Leontyne Price in addition to influential, but lesser-known, women such as Burnita Shelton Matthews. A DVD entitled Magnificent Mississippi Women is included with the exhibit.

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Hinds CC Raymond Library hosting Welty photography exhibits
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04 November

Hinds CC Raymond Library hosting Welty photography exhibits

 

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An exhibition of photographs taken by acclaimed Mississippi author Eudora Welty is on display throughout November and December at Hinds Community College’s McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Welty once worked as a junior publicity agent for the Roosevelt depression-era Works Progress Administration. The WPA, as it was known, helped millions of unemployed Americans with steady employment.

For a year Welty traveled extensively across Mississippi taking hundreds of photos of her native state. Hinds is hosting two exhibits on Eudora Welty’s WPA experience – “Welty” and “Eudora Welty: Other Places.” 

 The “Welty” exhibit contains 14 photographs taking during her Mississippi travels. The photos are juxtaposed with passages from her books “The Wide Net,” “Delta Wedding,” “The Golden Apples,” “A Curtain of Green” and “Some Notes on River Country” to show the relationship between her source material and her writing.

“Eudora Welty:  Other Places” presents 22 photographs taken by Welty during her WPA travels to New Orleans and New York City from 1936 to 1939. Welty sought out less commonplace subjects in New Orleans and New York taking casual, mostly unposed snapshots. In New York, she photographed the shadows and patterns of light on the elevated subway, the street over which it loomed and groups of unemployed men gathering to hear speeches and wait for jobs.

The two exhibits are on loan from Mississippi Department of Archives and History and are available for viewing at the Hinds Raymond Library during open hours Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed Thanksgiving week.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Posted by on 23 July

McLendon Library sets Lincoln Exhibit program

As part of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Hinds Community College is hosting a prestigious national traveling exhibit from Aug. 12 through Sept. 20 at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Along with the 1,000-foot exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” Mary Beth Applin, dean of Learning Resources, has planned a series of programs during September, spring boarding off the exhibit.

“We have a terrific line-up of performances, lectures and activities that is sure to appeal to everyone.  We think students, faculty/staff, local schools and community members will find something fascinating to see or do at our library while learning about one of our greatest presidents,” she said.

Scheduled activities include:

Sept. 5

10 a.m. Opening Reception, Hinds CC President Dr. Clyde Muse

10:30 a.m. Hinds-Utica Campus Jubilee Singers, Civil War spirituals, Dr. Bobby Cooper, Director

11:30 a.m. Dr. Ben Cloyd, Honors Director and History Instructor at Hinds CC

1 p.m. Mississippi College Debate Team, Dr. Merle Zeigler, Director

Sept. 10

9 a.m. Brigadier General Parker Hills, Ret., Expert on Vicksburg and Raymond campaigns

10 a.m. Ralph Miller, Musician

1 p.m. Maddrama, Jackson State University’s theatrical production company (readings, excerpts from diaries of soldiers), Dr. Mark Henderson, Director

Sept. 17

10 a.m. Hinds CC Montage Dancers, Tiffany Jefferson, Director

1 p.m. Shannon Thames, History Instructor & Dr. Dernoral Davis, Professor of History, Jackson State University

2 p.m. Garrad Lee, History Instructor at Hinds CC

As part of the exhibit, Hinds is extending a specific invitation to schools to book trips to see the exhibit and attend some of the special programs. The national project has curriculum materials and other materials aimed at students. For more information and to register, go to the page on the Hinds website, http://www.hindscc.edu/lrc/librarynewsandevents/lincoln.aspx

The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

According to the American Library Association website, the exhibit “brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.”

The traveling exhibition content is organized into six thematic sections:

•           The Introduction lays out the three critical questions—concerning slavery, secession, and civil liberties—facing the nation in 1860, when Lincoln was elected President with less than 40 percent of the vote.

•           “Oath of Office” focuses on Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, at a time when the Constitution was being challenged and the United States was falling apart. The new president promised that the government would not attack the South if the South did not attack the Union, but he also took a solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution.

•           “Divided” asks the question, “Are we a single nation or a confederacy of sovereign and separate states?” Lincoln believed that his inaugural oath compelled him to preserve the Union, that secession was unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Southern states believed that they were under attack.

•           “Bound” reflects the nation’s struggle with the problem of slavery, with which it had been vexed since America’s founding. The Constitution left the matter of slavery in the hands of the individual states. But many asked, “How can a country founded on the belief that ‘all men are created equal’ tolerate slavery?”

•           “Dissent” raises the question: “Must civil liberties give way to save the Union?” In face of the chaos and danger facing Lincoln and the Union, Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus—the constitutional provision that protects citizens of the United States against arbitrary arrests.

•           “Legacy” focuses on the Gettysburg Address and on the work yet to be done to achieve the ideals of equality, freedom, and democracy articulated in the Constitution and cherished by Lincoln. Acknowledging the shortcomings of his own age, Lincoln challenged future generations of Americans to continue the work of realizing our nation’s highest ideals. Using self-stick notes on an exhibition panel, visitors are invited to answer the question, “Has America lived up to the ideals Lincoln fought for?”

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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Posted by on 15 April

McLendon Library hosts Lincoln Exhibit, invites schools

As part of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Hinds Community College will host a prestigious national traveling exhibit from Aug. 12 through Sept. 20 at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Along with the 1,000-foot exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” Mary Beth Applin, dean of Learning Resources, is planning a series of programs during September, spring boarding off the exhibit.

“We have a terrific line-up of performances, lectures and activities that is sure to appeal to everyone.  We think students, faculty/staff, local schools and community members will find something fascinating to see or do at our library while learning about one of our greatest presidents,” she said.

As part of the exhibit, Hinds is extending a specific invitation to schools to book trips to see the exhibit and attend some of the special programs. The national project has curriculum materials and other materials aimed at students. For more information and to register, go to the page on the Hinds website, http://www.hindscc.edu/lrc/librarynewsandevents/lincoln.aspx

The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Among the activities being planned in September to partner with the exhibit are dramatic readings from diaries by Jackson State’s Theater group MadDrama, music and dancing by Hinds’ Jubilee Singers and Montage Dancers, intriguing examinations of civil war constitutional issues from Mississippi College’s debate team, and various lectures on the war, slavery and Lincoln’s legacy from local historians and guest speakers.

According to the American Library Association website, the exhibit “brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.”

The traveling exhibition content is organized into six thematic sections:

• The Introduction lays out the three critical questions—concerning slavery, secession, and civil liberties—facing the nation in 1860, when Lincoln was elected President with less than 40 percent of the vote.

 

• “Oath of Office” focuses on Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, at a time when the Constitution was being challenged and the United States was falling apart. The new president promised that the government would not attack the South if the South did not attack the Union, but he also took a solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution.

 

• “Divided” asks the question, “Are we a single nation or a confederacy of sovereign and separate states?” Lincoln believed that his inaugural oath compelled him to preserve the Union, that secession was unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Southern states believed that they were under attack.

 

• “Bound” reflects the nation’s struggle with the problem of slavery, with which it had been vexed since America’s founding. The Constitution left the matter of slavery in the hands of the individual states. But many asked, “How can a country founded on the belief that ‘all men are created equal’ tolerate slavery?”

 

• “Dissent” raises the question: “Must civil liberties give way to save the Union?” In face of the chaos and danger facing Lincoln and the Union, Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus—the constitutional provision that protects citizens of the United States against arbitrary arrests.

 

• “Legacy” focuses on the Gettysburg Address and on the work yet to be done to achieve the ideals of equality, freedom, and democracy articulated in the Constitution and cherished by Lincoln. Acknowledging the shortcomings of his own age, Lincoln challenged future generations of Americans to continue the work of realizing our nation’s highest ideals. Using self-stick notes on an exhibition panel, visitors are invited to answer the question, “Has America lived up to the ideals Lincoln fought for?”

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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