Partnership Programs

 

2015Lecture-Series-AudienceMedgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series 

Each year, MMEI partners with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to host the Medgar Wiley Evers Lecturer Series. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who currently serves as the Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, served as the 2015 guest lecturer. Previous lecturers also include Manning Marable, who was founded the African-American Studies Program at Columbia University, and Robert P. Moses, a former director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Each year, MMEI partners with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to host the Medgar Wiley Evers Lecturer Series. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who currently serves as the Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, served as the 2015 guest lecturer. Previous lecturers also include Manning Marable, who was founded the African-American Studies Program at Columbia University, and Robert P. Moses, a former director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Partners: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

With the help of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, MMEI has been able to fund numerous educational initiatives, leading up to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in 2017. This includes digitizing several historic documents from the Evers collection, and the sponsorship of MMEI’s Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series. MMEI is very excited to be a part of the opening of  the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in 2017. It will play huge part in telling the untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement, teaching generations to come of the struggle for justice and equality.

Partner: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Ambassadors of the Evers Academy for African American Males (A-TEAAM)

The A-TEAAM is a leadership development program that inspires young males of color to honor the life of Medgar Evers, and live out his legacy. A-TEAAM’s ‘village’ of mentors provide support and one-on-one guidance, utilizing a meaningful curriculum that empowers young mentees matriculating through middle school. Equipping young men with knowledge and support provided by caring mentors, not only builds their self-esteem, but enhances their overview of the world. MMEI is proud to partner with the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation on this effort.

Partners: Juanita Sims Doty Foundation 

Williams Winters Institute for Racial Reconciliation – Summer Youth Program

MMEI is also proud to be a participant in the Williams Winters Institute for Racial Reconciliation – Summer Youth Program. This summer program is dedicated to instilling within Mississippi youth the importance of respecting one another, valuing every individual’s life and the power of diversity and commitment to solving problems within youth of our community. These values demonstrate the importance of creating a “global community” for our youth, who will ultimately solve the problems and challenges we face. The two partners also worked together to establish the Medgar Evers Timeline.

Partners: William Winters Institute for Racial Reconciliation