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Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Tutwiler Quilters coming to Oxford Saturday

Since 2005, Oxford residents have spent about $23,000 on the handmade quilts, pot holders and wall hangings, carefully and meticulously created by the hands of Tutwiler women.

They return again this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of St. Peter’s. Second Baptist Church, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are all co-sponsoring the event. All the proceeds go to the Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative.

The quilters keep 80 percent of the money made from the sales of their crafts. The cooperative was founded in 1988 by Sister Maureen Delany, a Holy Name Sister sent by her order as a community organizer to assist the black Americans in Tutwiler, known to be an economically poor community in the Mississippi Delta. Delany discovered that quilting could be a way of expressing the women’s cultural traditions as well as generating income for the desperately poor families. (October 22, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Small Planet, Big Egos… Who Cares?

    Ian Banner, University of Mississippi architect and director of facilities planning, will present April’s Green Bag Lunch and Lecture series. The discussion includes architecture, energy, respect and waste as Banner evaluates a system of values. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion. (March 31, 2010)

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      Early Wright Lecture: Tony Bolden

      On Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m., poet and scholar Tony Bolden will give the annual Early Wright Lecture at the Department of Archives and Special Collections Center on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library on the University of Mississippi campus. Bolden, an associate professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, was a panelist in several of the early Blues Today Symposia sponsored by Living Blues.

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