The Center for Black Studies is an academic center dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of the contribution of blacks to the cultural, political and economic life of Mississippi and the United States. The Southern Miss Center for Black Studies promotes and supports research related to the black experience, while also increasing the visibility of black studies and developing opportunities for student involvement in the black experience outside the university. The first of its kind in the state, the center also offers a minor in the field.
Center programming includes conferences, lectures, film series and community projects. Dr. Curtis Austin, associate professor of history, serves as director of the Center for Black Studies. For additional information, visit the Center for Black Studies' website or contact Dr.Curtis Austin.