Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation: Lebanese in Vicksburg

Title

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation: Lebanese in Vicksburg

Subject

Immigrants--Lebanese--United States

Description

This collection contains materials collected at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation in Vicksburg, Mississippi by Senior Researcher Marjorie Wilson in February 2017. The SCHF is a nonprofit heritage organization which preserves the diverse history and culture of the Vicksburg. Housed in the former St. Francis Xavier Convent and Academy, it hosts community gatherings and cultural events.

In the winter of 2017, the SCHF partnered with the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi to highlight the history of Lebanese immigration to the Mississippi and the multigenerational contributions that individuals of Lebanese and Syrian descent have made to the region. The partners offered a Community Oral History Workshop and the SCHF hosted The Lebanese in America, a traveling museum exhibit developed by the Khayrallah Center. This collection contains scans of photographs created by staff at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. These images were contributed to the event by the Farris family, the Nassour family, and the Thomas family.

Publisher

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Rights

Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyright currently controlled in agreement with Khayrallah Center. Nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

Coverage

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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