Race in America: Then and Now

Dr. Wilma Clopton of NMHS Unlimited Film Productions Mentors Students from Across the Country

For years, Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton, president and CEO of NMHS Unlimited Film Productions, has led a tour guide for the national “Race in America: Then and Now” project. In the summer of 2017, for example, she engaged with a group of 11 college and junior college students from Minnesota, Mississippi, and South Dakota. Serving in a mentor role, Dr. Clopton shares her professional expertise within educational filmmaking and how it can truly create a platform for knowledge and change. She also shared inspiring stories of Mississippi’s Civil Rights journey and led the participants on a historical walking tour of Jackson.

“It was my distinct honor and pleasure to share my Jackson with the group,” says Dr. Clopton. “I am always thrilled to see the heightened excitement of those who journey with me on this adventure because I am always learning more things about this place I call home.”

MHC Ideas on Tap: What Does our State Flag Symbolize?

 

On September 20, the Mississippi Humanities Council hosted a panel on the Mississippi state flag as part of its monthly Ideas on Tap program. The panel featured remarks from Dr. Stephanie Rolph (Millsaps College), Dr. Otis Pickett (Mississippi College), Marc Allen (Sons of Confederate Veterans), and Dr. Wilma Mosley Clopton. For more information on the Mississippi Humanities Council, visit our website mshumanities.org or find us on Facebook.