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The Lebanese in America is a powerful, concise narrative of Lebanese migration to America.
This exhibit illuminates the role of Lebanese-Americans in creating modern America, and shows that these immigrants came to the United States for similar reasons as other immigrant groups: economic opportunity, and a better life for themselves and their children.
Lebanese immigrants greatly enriched American life by bringing the cultural traditions of their homeland to this country, and by contributing to the economic, social and political development of America. Along the way, they forged a new Lebanese-American identity that has had important consequences for both Lebanon and the United States. Complicated, diverse, and at times controversial, the history of Lebanese immigration engages an important national debate about the role of immigration in building America.
You can read a more detailed prospectus here.
You can also view a short online version of the exhibit here.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Vicksburg, MS.
February 10 - March 3, 2017
- Friday, February 17
- Opening reception at Southern Cultural Heritage Center: 6 – 8 PM
- Saturday, February 18
- 9 AM: Welcome and Introductions
- 9:15 AM – 12 PM: Community Oral History Workshop with Dr. Blair Kelley and Ms. Caroline Muglia; (Free but Registration Required)
- 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Preserving Our Past: Oral History as a Valuable Tool for Exploring Our Roots ~ Presentation and Discussion with Mr. James Thomas, Dr. Akram Khater and Ms. Bethany Chaney (Free and Open to the Public
- 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Documentary Film ~ Cedars in the Pines (Free and Open to the Public)
- Mississippi Humanities Council: This project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.
- Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
- Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi
- Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Vicksburg