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Published on April 12th, 2016 | by Newt Rayburn


Ole Miss Center for Civil War Research Will Host Speaker Thavolia Glymph on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thavolia Glymph (Duke University)

Thavolia Glymph (Duke University)

On April 14, Thavolia Glymph (Duke University) will speak on “Black Women and Children Refugees: The Making of a Civil War Humanitarian Crisis.” The lecture will take place at 6 pm in the Farley Hall Auditorium (Room 202) on the University of Mississippi campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Glymph is an Associate Professor of History at Duke University. Her first book, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household, examined the ways black and white women deployed competing gender ideals in their conflicts within domestic spaces. Dr. Glymph is currently working on a study of the lives of black women and children in refugee and labor camps during the Civil War.

Each April, the Center for Civil War Research invites a distinguished historian to the University of Mississippi to deliver a lecture on the Civil War era. This lecture series was made possible by Dr. Van Robinson Burnham, a Mississippi native and University of Mississippi alumnus whose lifelong love of history and archaeology prompted his generous support for the Center for Civil War Research.

The Center for Civil War Research is also inviting you to save the date for the annual Conference on the Civil War: October 68, 2016.  The conference, entitled, “A Just and Lasting Peace: Reconstruction and the Making of Postwar America,” will be hosted in partnership with the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History’s annual Porter Fortune Symposium.  The Local Voice Ligature

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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