March 24 - May 1
The Emancipaton Proclamation 1863 and the March on Washington 1963 Exhibit
Charting the course of civil rights in America, Changing America takes a look at two seminal events in this historic journey: the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. One hundred years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet these two events are profoundly linked. Both events were the results of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both Americans can take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom. The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus is one of the selected sites to host the six-week exhibit from March 24-May1, 2014. Located in the Gulf Coast Library, the exhibit will feature throughout its run thought-provoking events and discussions. Visit the Changing America page for more information.
Grand Opening: Wednesday, March 26 • 11:45 AM -12:30 PM
Dr. Douglas Bristol, Historian and Associate Professor of History, will discuss his
upcoming book, Integrating the U.S. Military: African Americans, Women, and Gays.
Thursday, March 27 • 5:30 PM
Students, university employees and the general public are invited to a
Poetry reading with the theme surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King's famous
quote: "We may have all come on different ships, but we are all here now.
Saturday, April 5 • 10 AM - 4 PM
An African- American Genealogy workshop will be presented
by Joyce Dixon and Anne Anderson of the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society.
Wednesday, April 9 • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Deanne Nuwer, Historian and Associate Professor of History, will give a lecture on the
role and history of African Americans and Vietnamese workers in Biloxi's seafood industry.