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SouthTalks: 'Shall We Stay in Hell on Earth?'

Lectures: Alicia Jackson presents the virtual SouthTalk 'Shall We Stay in Hell on Earth?'

12:00 PM Jan. 26, 2022
Open to the public
Registration Required

During this SouthTalk, Jackson will explore how formerly enslaved people found refuge from racial injustice during the waning years of Reconstruction and beyond by escaping to Black communities in places like Panola, Tate, and Marshall counties in North Mississippi. Jackson’s talk is part of her new book, “The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson.” Anderson, a minister and politician, was forced to flee from his home in Georgia despite being elected to the state senate in 1870. Like hundreds of other formerly enslaved people, he found refuge short-lived refuge in northern Mississippi.

Jackson is an associate professor of history at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia who also leads a student-based research project known as the District Hill Cemetery Project.  Register at

SouthTalks explore the interdisciplinary nature of Southern studies and includes lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions. Although events usually take place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many have shifted online. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive the link. All SouthTalks will be made accessible on the center’s YouTube channel after each event.

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