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Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

The University of Texas removed an inscription from a wall that paid tribute to those who fought for the Confederacy and Cornell University renamed its 3,500-acre Cornell Plantations to the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are LeAnn Alexander at the Mississippi University for Women, Debra Daniels at the University of Utah, and Dion Lewis at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

University Project Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

University Project Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Christian Friar, a student at the Mississippi University for Women, is spending the summer chronicling runaway slave advertisements in pre-Civil War newspapers from Alabama and Mississippi.

Mississippi University for Women Undertakes an Oral History of the Local Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi University for Women Undertakes an Oral History of the Local Civil Rights Movement

Eleven students are conducting the interviews which will be digitally stored at the Columbus-Lowdnes Public Library.