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Southern Miss Gulf Coast to Host Roundtable Discussion on Mississippi History

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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a special roundtable discussion titled, “From the Flatlands to the Coast: Bringing the Mississippi Delta to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The roundtable will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Evelyn Gandy Cultural Center, third floor, Gulf Coast Library. Lunch will be provided.

The discussion will feature presentations by Southern Miss professors Douglas Bristol (“Black GIs in the Mississippi Delta during World War II and Afterwards”) and Rebecca Tuuri (“Womanpower from Gulfport to the Delta: The National Council of Negro Women’s Housing Project Turnkey III”).

The event is sponsored by The Mississippi Humanities Council, Evelyn Gandy Cultural Center, Southern Miss College of Arts & Letters and the Center for the Study of the Gulf South.

For more information call 228.214.3423 or e-mail krc@usm.edu