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As a starting point for those who are seeking educational materials to better understand diversity and inclusion, their own role in it, and becoming a better ally, find quick links to USM resources that discuss anti-racism, diversity, social justice, inclusion, civil rights, and more!

Books & Guides from the Library

Subject and other informational guides are created by the research librarians at Southern Miss to help you find articles, books, journals, and more. Browse books & guides by subject or tag to start finding exploring!

Documentary Feature

Racism and Rights Activism in Hattiesburg

Dr. William Sturkey wrote a book, "Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White," in which he explores the history of the civil rights movement in "The Hub City." 

Watch Dr. William Sturkey explain on PBS how the study of Hattiesburg, a small Southern town, can inform the national public discourse about race relations today.

Student Affairs 

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In this link you will find a compilation of the top anti-racism books, articles, publications, podcasts, and other educational materials, as we commit to educate ourselves and stand in solidarity against racism. 

History and Heritage

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Learn about Hattiesburg's history at any of its museums, cultural centers, or trails. With history rooted in the Civil Rights Movement, blues music, and the military, this city has something to offer every kind of history buff. 

Visit Hattiesburg

Contact Us

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Lucas Administration Building 
118 College Drive #5173
Hattiesburg, MS  39406

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