Southern Miss schedules Black History Month activities

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to the American experience with a series of educational activities and programs.

The month's schedule of events include:

  • Feb. 3: Performance by Darryl Taylor, countertenor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. Contact the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 601-266-5418.
  • Feb. 9: Stereotypes: Sentenced to Death," 7-9 p.m., R.C. Cook University Union room B. This program will be a discussion focused on dismissing and destroying stereotypes of cultures, with emphasis on the African American race.
  • Feb. 15: State of the Black Union, 6 p.m., Thad Cochran Center, ballroom 1.
  • Feb. 24: Day of Community Service, 1 – 4 p.m., Edwards Street Fellowship Center, located at 1919 Edwards St. in Hattiesburg.
  • Feb. 28: Eagle Awards, 6:30 p.m., Manonni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The Eagle Awards ceremony honors African American Students who have contributed to Southern Miss. The event will include student and community entertainment.

For more information, contact David Tisdale, Office of University Communications, 601-266-4499, e-mail

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