An Interview with Victoria Bynum on The Free State of Jones Victoria Bynum recently visited Southern Miss to kick off the 2016-2017 University Forum with a talk on her book The […]
Revisiting the Free State of Jones on its Twentieth Anniversary!
I had a wonderful evening with the Mississippi Museum of History via zoom last night! You can watch my contribution to the “Many Stories” series here!
Noted Civil War Historian Dr. Victoria Bynum to Host Screening of The Free State of Jones
I’m excited to be heading to the University of Alabama on March 1, 2018, to discuss the movie, The Free State of Jones, as well as my book, The Free State of […]
Martha Wheeler, Eye-Witness to the “Free State of Jones”
By Vikki Bynum I’ll never forget the excitement I felt when, in the midst of researching The Free State of Jones, I came upon the WPA’s 1936 interview with Martha Wheeler, a […]
The Free State of Jones in Virginia, Mississippi—and China!
This past week in Virginia, I discussed legendary, historical, and cinematic versions of the story of The Free State of Jones for Lynchburg College’s Civil War and Reconstruction Lecture Series. Adding immeasurably […]
Getting ready to speak on The Free State of Jones in Hartford, Connecticut!
Charles Blow blows his horn in the New York Times
by Victoria Bynum In today’s New York Times, opinion editor Charles Blow delivers a harsh critique of the movie, Free State of Jones, arguing that its treatment of slavery in general and […]
Hear my 2015 Interview about the “Free State of Jones” at 2-3 pm today!
by Vikki Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones With the imminent release of the movie, Free State of Jones happening on June 24, 2016, Thorne Dreyer, host of Austin’s historic Rag […]
Why I’m excited about the movie “The Free State of Jones”
by Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War It’s been forty years since I first saw the name “Newton Knight” in the footnotes of a […]
A Timely Visit to The Free State of Jones
By Vikki Bynum As announced in an earlier post, on March 4, 2016, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address before the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society. […]