Mississippi Women

 Mississippi Women display

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library commemorates Women’s History Month throughout the month of March with an exhibit honoring Mississippi women of achievement.

The exhibit occupies display cases on both the first and second floors of the library, which is located on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The cases provide information on distinguished scholars, writers and other prominent Mississippians. Executed by media specialist, Kathie Farrell, the exhibit highlights women instrumental in making significant changes in such areas as the women’s suffrage movement, civil rights, education, media, literature, philanthropy and the sciences.

The women featured in the exhibit each have diverse backgrounds and accomplishments. They include, among others, Robin and Sally Ann Roberts, Osceola McCarty, Ruby Bridges, Fanny Cooke, Natasha Trethewey and Dr. Frances Lucas, vice president and campus executive officer at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.

Books related to topics are on display and are available for check out. The exhibit will be on display until March 31. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library at 228.214.3450.