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Office of Community and Belonging

Black History Month

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This is an annual celebration of achievements by Black & African Americans and a time for recognizing the significant role of African Americans in U.S. and Southern Miss history. During the celebration, students are awarded scholarships through essay contests, student lectures and speeches. The Office of IME sponsors the university’s Black History Month programming during the month of February, the office collaborates with student organizations and campus partners to develop a month of cultural programming.