From the Flatlands to the Coast: Roundtable Discussion

African-American pilots during World War II
U.S. Air Force pilots credited with shooting down eight of 28 German pilots during World War II.
Thursday, February 27, 2014: From the Flatlands to the Coast: Bringing the Mississippi Delta to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Roundtable Discussion, featuring Dr. Douglas Bristol, Associate Professor of History, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Black GIs in the Mississippi Delta during World War II and Afterwards, and Dr. Rebecca Tuuri, Associate Professor of History, The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Womanpower from Gulfport to the Delta: The National Council of Negro Women's Housing Project Turnkey III, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Gandy Cultural Center, third floor of the Gulf Coast Library, Gulf Park Campus.
Lunch will be provided. For more information, please call 228.214.3423 or email krc@usm.edu.
This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this program was made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Center for the Study of the Gulf South and the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center.
For more information about the “Into the Flatland” exhibit, contact Shugana Williams at 228.214.3423 or shugana.campbell@usm.edu.

Sponsors:

  • Mississippi Humanities Council
  • Gandy Cultural Center
  • Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters
  • Center for the Study of the Gulf South
  • Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center
  • Gulfport Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Desporte and Sons Seafood Inc.