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Center for the Study of the Gulf South, Coastal Resilience to host Black History lecture February 22


The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for the Study of the Gulf South and School of Coastal Resilience will host the lecture “Coastal Resistance and Coastal Resilience: Black History in the Mississippi Gulf South” to be presented by Dr. Owen James Hyman, an African American Studies professor at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Hyman’s talk will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. Admission is free and members of the university community and general public are invited.


Dr. Hyman’s dissertation, "The Cut and the Color Line: An Environmental History of Jim Crow in the Deep South's Forests," received the 2018 C. Vann Woodward Prize for the best dissertation in Southern history from the Southern Historical Association. His research has been funded by fellowships from the Forest History Society, the Southern Labor Archives and the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


For more information about this event, contact USM History program faculty members Dr. Rebecca Tuuri and Dr. Westley Follett at rebecca.tuuri@usm.edu and westley.follett@usm.edu.


About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 137 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 39 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $663 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.


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