History Lecture to Reveal New Dimensions of Slavery and Abolition in the 19th Century | Southern Miss Now

The University of Southern Mississippi continues to observe Black History Month Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. when the Center for the Study of the Gulf South and the Southern Miss Department of History present "Shipwrecks, British Courts and Slave Emancipation in the Caribbean." The event will be held in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101 and will feature guest speaker and history professor Dr. Rosanne Adderley of Tulane University. Adderley will present her research on the African slave trade i

Southern Miss History Professor to Share Findings in Beauvoir Veteran Research | Southern Miss Now

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters will present the 2017 Moorman Lecture featuring 2015-2017 Moorman Professor Dr. Susannah Ural Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101. Ural, who teaches history at Southern Miss, will present “The Challenges of War and Memory: Three Case Studies from the American Civil War.” Ural will be joined by three other leading Civil War historians from the Gulf South, highlighting the strength of scholarship bei

British National Debate Team Returns to Southern Miss Oct. 18 | Southern Miss Now

The British National Debate Team will return to The University of Southern Mississippi to take on the USM Speech and Debate Team in a friendly contest Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballroom 1. The event is open to the public. As one of the most anticipated events of the year at Southern Miss, this is the fifth consecutive year two students from Great Britain have traveled to the United States to compete in debates against various collegiate teams across the country. Southern Mis

Historian Uncovers New Information About Alleged Last American Slave | Southern Miss Now

Sylvester Magee, who claimed to be the last surviving American slave at the time of his death in the early 1960s. Sylvester Magee, who claimed to be the last surviving American slave at the time of his death in the early 1960s. The life of Sylvester Magee has intrigued many over the past several decades and the man who claimed to be 130 years old at the time of his death was something of a national sensation. Though dozens of accounts have been written about him, not much is actually known abo

History Professor 2016 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year | Southern Miss Now

Dr. Westley Follett from the Department of History and the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus has been named the University’s Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC). As this year’s celebrated humanities professor at Southern Miss, Dr. Follett will present a lecture on how the ideas of Francesco Petrarch, a late-medieval Italian poet and scholar, offer lessons on the value of the humanities for us today. His lecture is

Southern Miss Annual Spring Pottery and Art Sale set for May 5-8 | Southern Miss Now

The University of Southern Mississippi Artist Guild will host its annual spring Pottery and Art Sale on the Hattiesburg campus in the 3D Arts Building, located at 2905 West 4th St. between Century Park North and the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office. The sale will begin Friday, May 6 from noon - 6 p.m. and continue Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 from noon - 6 p.m. Held at the end of the fall and spring semesters each year, the sale generates funds that help procure materials fo