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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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A new normal: student-athletes share experiences during COVID-19 pandemic

For the last five months, college athletes have battled with the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. From...
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Students, faculty on returning to school amidst pandemic

Students were expected to return to face-to-face classes at Southern Miss on August 17. That changed when...

Glorifying musicians is dangerous

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Students, faculty on returning to school amidst pandemic

Students were expected to return to face-to-face...