Frederick Douglass

Welcome to the African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University. Students from all disciplines are warmly invited to take full advantage of the courses, colloquia, film series, and other programs we offer throughout the year. Our courses and programs offer students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, worldview, and perspectives about African Americans particularly, as well as African peoples in the diaspora. The program offers courses leading to a minor in African American Studies.


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Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize Recipient

Dr. Marsha Barrett, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and History, won the Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize for her dissertation on the racial politics of Nelson Rockefeller from the New York State Historical Association.


2014 Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    African American Studies Film Showing:
    Freedom Summer Documentary: Mississippi 1964
    Location: Colvard Student Union, Fowlkes Auditorium
    Time: 6:00p.m.
    For more information: Click Here!
  • Sunday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Conference: Remembering Freedom Summer: Building
    a Better Future
    Location: Colvard Student Union
    Click Here to Register!

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