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MSU Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR), April 29-30, 2016.

January 28, 2016

The History Department at Mississippi State University invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers for the 8th annual Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR). The symposium will provide students with the opportunity to present and discuss their work in the format of an academic history conference. It is scheduled for April 29-30, 2016, on the Mississippi State campus in Starkville, MS.

Jason Ward on the Cause that was Never Lost and the Mississippi State Flag

November 24, 2015

The Cause Was Never Lostby Jason Morgan Ward in the American HistorianOn September 12, 1920, armed white men abducted a black prisoner from the Clarke County jail in Quitman, Mississippi. The captive, Will Echols, had been transferred from a neighboring county "for safekeeping" after the Mississippi Supreme Court stayed his execution. Convicted of murdering a white night watchman at a local lumber plant, Echols narrowly avoided the gallows when another black convict confessed to the crime.

'A Shaky Truce" - Civil Rights Struggles in Starkville, Mississippi, 1960-1980"--Press Release

October 22, 2015

Civil Rights forum highlights struggle, progressOctober 30, 2015Contact: Zack PlairMississippi State graduate student Nick Timmerman moderates a panel including Stephanie Rolph, assistant professor of history at Millsaps College; Shirley Hanshaw, associate professor of English at MSU; Michael Vinson Williams, dean of social sciences at Tougaloo College; and Chris Taylor, president of the Oktibbeha County chapter of the Nation

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