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Center for the Study of the Gulf South, School of Coastal Resilience to host Black History lecture Feb. 22

Wed, 02/16/2022 - 01:16pm | By: David Tisdale

Dr. Owen James HymanThe University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for the Study of the Gulf South and School of Coastal Resilience will host the lecture “Coastal Resistance and Coastal Resilience: Black History in the Mississippi Gulf South” to be presented by Dr. Owen James Hyman, an African American Studies professor at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Hyman’s talk will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. Admission is free and members of the university community and general public are invited.

Dr. Hyman’s dissertation, "The Cut and the Color Line: An Environmental History of Jim Crow in the Deep South's Forests," received the 2018 C. Vann Woodward Prize for the best dissertation in Southern history from the Southern Historical Association. His research has been funded by fellowships from the Forest History Society, the Southern Labor Archives and the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

For more information about this event, contact USM History program faculty members Dr. Rebecca Tuuri and Dr. Westley Follett at rebecca.tuuriFREEMississippi and westley.follettFREEMississippi.