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Bursting the White Bubble on Race and Relationships in 1960s Mississippi

In Susan Cushman’s novel, John and Mary Margaret forged a connection in the crucible of 1960s “Ole Miss,” just a few years removed from the bloody riot over the admission of James Meredith that killed two and wounded more than 300, but societal pressures kept them apart for decades. He was Black, and she was white.

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Jurassic Quest
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Venture into the Past: Jurassic Quest Comes to Jackson

Jurassic Quest, billed as one of the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibits in North America, is coming to the Jackson Convention Complex from Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24. The edutainment event features 100 life-size animatronic dinosaur models, dinosaur-themed rides, interactive science and art activities and informational shows from Jurassic Quest’s team of “dinosaur trainers” covering prehistoric life and fossils from around the country. 

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Deedra Burton in a pink shirt, Lavonda Aldrich in a black shirt, meeting and hugging
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Black Women Firefighters Leading, Inspiring In Groundbreaking Roles on Gulf Coast

Both Fire Chief Deedra Burton and firefighter Lavonda Aldrich say women’s presence in the workforce can be helpful in and out of the fire-response field. They have each come to learn that women who are domestic-violence victims often feel more comfortable sharing sensitive details of abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of a loved one with another woman. They also attest that a woman firefighter can better assist little girls who tend to look for nurturing, motherly figures in trying times.

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Sipp Culture’s Artists-in-Residence Explore Black Legacy, Inheritance and Nature from Jackson to Holly Springs

The Rural Performance and Production Lab’s goal is to support the development of new works focused on rural living, history, places and bodies. Artists will receive direct funding or a configuration of an on-site residency, coaching and support from a team of advisers over an 18-month period. The program supports artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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