Tag Archives: Lesley Gordon

Noted Civil War Historian Dr. Victoria Bynum to Host Screening of The Free State of Jones

Noted Civil War historian Dr. Victoria Bynum will host a screening of the 2016 film, The Free State of Jones, staring Matthew McConaughey, which was based upon her 2001 work, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, with a discussion of the film and the real-life events to follow. The screening will take place […]

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Department Attends SHA Convention, Holds Reception Honoring George Rable.

The Department of History hosted a reception honoring Dr. George C. Rable at the 2017 Southern Historical Association Convention in Dallas, Texas. Rable, the longtime Summersell Chair of Southern History in the department, retired last year. Colleagues, former graduate students, and friends gathered to congratulate Rable on his well-deserved retirement. At the reception, Megan Bever […]

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Dr. Lesley Gordon Featured on Who Do You Think You Are?

Dr. Lesley Gordon was featured recently on an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, with actor Noah Wyle. Dr. Gordon helped Wyle learn more about his southern roots, including an ancestor, John Henry Mills, who fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Congratulations, Dr. Gordon, on making history come alive!

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