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Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

UM’s Critical Race Studies Group Hosts Beverly Mitchell


Focusing on slavery and the Holocaust, the University of Mississippi’s Critical Race Studies Group welcomes historical theologian Beverly Mitchell, of Wesley Theological Seminary, to speak Thursday (Oct. 2) evening on campus.

Mitchell, who specializes in systematic theology and church history with an emphasis on issues of human rights, has authored two books, including “Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity.” Her lecture will inquire about opportunities for human dignity and honor in view of grave historical and societal inhumanity, such as that exhibited during U.S. slavery and the Holocaust.

The lecture is slated for 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2) at Overby Auditorium, followed by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public.

This program is made possible by the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, directed by the Association for Jewish Studies. Support for the LHJSP is provided by the Legacy Heritage Fund Ltd.

“This is the second year that the AJS-LHJSP has funded public programming at the University of Mississippi,” said Willa Johnson, co-chair of the Critical Race Studies Group. “The Critical Race Studies Group is pleased for their support, and we anticipate that Dr. Mitchell will further the conversation about race on our campus and in our communities.”

Co-sponsors for the lecture series are the UM Lecture Series, College of Liberal Arts, the African-American Studies Program, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

By Elizabeth Burgreen | October 1, 2014