Welcome

Welcome to the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus. Formed immediately after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the KRC is an interdisciplinary center and public clearinghouse for data on disasters and their aftermath.
The Katrina Research Center is physically located on the third floor of the Gulf Coast Library on the Gulf Park Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.
slavery by another name

"Slavery by Another Name" is the story about the shocking reality that often went unacknowledged in the early 20th century -- a huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affected Southern black men, that last until World War II. These men were often charged with fictional crimes like vagrancy and were then bought and sold, abused and subjected to deadly work conditions as unpaid convict labor. This documentary is part of a series called "Created Equal" that will begin in Spring 2014 and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

sign in the segregated south

"Freedom Riders" is the story of a diverse group of Civil Rights activitists who in 1961 took buses into the Jim Crow South to protest the policy of racial segregation. Riders risked being jailed, beaten or killed as white local and state authoriities ignored or even encouraged violent attacks against them. This documentary is part of a series called "Created Equal" that will begin in Spring 2014 and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Richard and Mildred Loving challenges the miscegenation laws in Virginia in 1958

This documentary tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history. This documentary is part of a series called "Created Equal" that will begin in Spring 2014 and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.