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Re-examining Hattiesburg’s history: Leaders discuss inclusivity

Hattiesburg is well known as a Civil Rights city and considered to be quite progressive to many of its residents, but to others, there is an undercurrent of racism and prejudice that cannot be overlooked.

Gulf South holds black history lecture

Associate professor of history at St. Francis College and author Sara Rzectuek, Ph.D., presented a special lecture Thursday, Feb. 7. This event was part of...

1964 Freedom Summer Trail reopens in Hattiesburg

The city of Hattiesburg reopened the 1964 Freedom Summer Trail with the help of the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission and the Forrest County Board of...

Civil Rights Activists’ Legacy Lives On

Prominent historical figure and author of the dynamic memoir “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” Anne Moody, 74, died Feb. 5 in her home in...

USM Students Weigh in on Gay Marriage Ruling in Alabama

A federal court ruling has determined that a Mobile County probate judge can not deny a marriage license to a same-sex couple in a...

Students to Revitalize Black Studies Alliance

A group of students and faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi look to revive a student organization that focuses on celebrating black culture...

‘Selma’ Deserves More Than Oscars Snub

Historical drama “Selma” came out of its first weekend at a little over $11 million, a far cry from Eastwood’s “American Sniper” debut, which...

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Mississippi’s tiniest museum attracts big attention

Since Mississippi’s tiniest museum opened in August 2020, The Pocket Museum has gained the attention of local...
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Southern Miss raises new Mississippi flag on campus

On Jan. 12, The University of Southern Mississippi raised the new Mississippi flag at the front of...

Lady Eagles Coach Joye Lee-McNelis announces cancer diagnosis

Joye Lee-McNelis, the Head Coach of Southern Miss women’s basketball team, announced on Jan. 9 that she...

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Mississippi’s tiniest museum attracts big attention

Since Mississippi’s tiniest museum opened in August...

Southern Miss raises new Mississippi flag on campus

On Jan. 12, The University of Southern...