MSHistory - HI 3333 Mississippi History How did MS get its...

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HI 3333 Mississippi History 1-9-08 How did MS get its image? 1962 James Meredith – Bob Dylan’s “Oxford Town Nina Simone “MS Goddam” Phil Ochs “Here’s to the State of MS” History is not about facts, but instead its about interpretation “Every generation writes its history a new” Mississippi…Believe It campaign 1-14-08 Also “Lies My Teacher Told Me” Differences perceived and real (from rest of the nation) More different – Ms’s absurdist charm Metaphors from 50s & 60s - An iconic sp ace for the struggle for the m e a ning of de mocracy Metaphors doing the work of historical an alysis. Can b eco m e dull from overuse or misuse. METAPHORS: - A “closed society” – m s exp ectionalism: unwelcoming to outsiders - MS as America writ large o Elem ents of MS throughout country
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