Skip navigation


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.


'A Soul Comes Home to Her Mississippi Roots'

Brown Bag: Joye Hardiman lectures on her first return trip to Mississippi since Emmett Till's murder.

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA, Imagery © Mapbox Powered by LEAFLET

Joye Hardiman is an educational architect, cultural custodian, world traveler, and ancestral storyteller. She served as the executive director of the Evergreen State College’s Tacoma Campus from 1990 to 2008 and is currently the interim director of the Washington Center for Improvement in Higher Education. She has done extensive research on Africana history, cultural continuity and spirituality in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, the Gambia, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, South Africa, India, the Yucatan, Trinidad, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, and Cuba. Her current research focus is on Cameroonian Nile Valley linguistic, cultural, symbolic, and spiritual retentions.

Hardiman will present “A Soul Comes Home to Her Mississippi Roots,” documenting her first return trip to Mississippi. Her family left shortly after Emmett Till’s murder. She will place this trip within the broader context of displaced African Americans reconnecting with their roots in the US South.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series takes place at noon on Wednesdays in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. Visit for more information.

For assistance related to a disability, contact Margaret Gaffney: | 915-5993

Event posted by: