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USM Honors College Collaborative to Host Douglass Day Feb. 14 at Hattiesburg Campus

Thu, 02/09/2023 - 01:40pm | By: David Tisdale

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Honors College, in collaboration with the university‚Äôs Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research, Center for Digital Humanities, Center for Black Studies, University Forum, and University Libraries will host Frederick Douglass Day 2023 on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Cook Library, room 207, on the Hattiesburg campus. 

A celebration of the life of the famed American abolitionist, Douglass Day 2023 event organizers invite interested participants to engage in a transcription of the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893). Cary was one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, and attend law school. 

USM faculty, staff, students, as well as local community members, are invited to participate and are encouraged to bring their own laptops in the event other desktops at the library are in use. Teachers who want to incorporate the event into their classes may access teaching materials that are available online at or contact the USM Center for Black Studies ( at blackstudiesFREEMississippi.

For more information on this event, contact Dr. Joyce Inman, associate dean for the Honors College, at Joyce.InmanFREEMississippi; visit the Douglass Day site at

Poster for the event