McPherson-Mitchell Lecture to feature the Clotilda slave-ship and the community formed by its survivors, descendants

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The Troy University Department of History and Philosophy is expanding the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History into a two-day event focused on the recent archeological discovery of the remains of the Civil War-era illegal slave ship, the Clotilda, and the still-active community of survivors and descendants in Africatown outside of Mobile, Alabama. The events will…

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New IAC exhibit opens Friday featuring photography of Selma native Jerry Siegel; artist’s reception set for Jan. 26

Barrettes is one of the photos that will appear in the exhibit

Barrettes is one of the photos that will appear in the exhibit "The Promise of Living/The Tender Land" by Jerry Siegel, opening Jan. 20 at the IAC.

A photography exhibit by Selma native Jerry Siegel, will open at Troy University’s International Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 20.

The exhibit, “The Promise of Living/The Tender Land,” combines portraiture of Southern artists and residents of Alabama’s Black Belt with Siegel’s street and landscape photography. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7…

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Author talk, displays and free admission highlight museum’s Rosa Parks Day observance

Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will observe Rosa Parks Day activities on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will observe Rosa Parks Day activities on Thursday, Dec. 1.

A book discussion with author H.H. Leonards will highlight Rosa Parks Day activities at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Dec. 1.

In 2018, the Alabama Legislature unanimously approved a bill declaring Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day in the state. Dec. 1 marks the anniversary of Parks’ historic 1955 arrest after she refused to…

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‘Sites of Conscience’ is topic of Rosa Parks Museum’s Real Talk Community Forum on Oct. 12

The Rosa Parks Museum's Real Talk Forum, set for Oct. 12, will focus on

The Rosa Parks Museum's Real Talk Forum, set for Oct. 12, will focus on "Sites of Conscience."

“Sites of Conscience” throughout the United States will be the topic of the Real Talk Community Forum at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Oct. 12.

A part of the museum’s Real Talk Community Forum series, the panel discussion is set for 6 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. Before the panel, the museum will host…

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