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Black History Month 2019 Program Schedule Set for Hattiesburg Campus

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“Do It For The Culture” is this year’s theme for observance of Black History Month 2019 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus, with programming featuring events designed to educate, enlighten and entertain throughout February.

“Each year we bring awareness to all students and members of the surrounding community of the strides African Americans have made in our city, state and country,” said Valencia Walls, coordinator of multicultural services at USM and its Black History Month events. “Knowing and understanding the sacrifices others have made for our freedom will in turn help us to be better stewards of the privileges we have attained.”

Feb. 1- SMAC Movie Series: “Selma,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

Feb. 5- Cultural Legends Ball, 6 p.m., Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms (sponsored by the Afro-American Student Organization)

Feb. 7- Health Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., R.C. Cook Union Lobby

Feb. 7 - “Southern Black Radicalism in the Postwar Years,” 6 p.m., Liberal Arts Building 101, sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Gulf South

Feb. 8- "Holloway Huddle,"12 p.m., R.C. Cook Union Room H

Feb. 8- SMAC Movie Series: “Night School,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

Feb. 9- SMAC Movie Series: “The Help,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

Feb. 11- “Until I’m with the Homies,” 6 p.m., Thad Cochran Center, room 218

Feb. 12- Soul Food Luncheon, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Fresh Food Company

Feb. 15- Holloway Huddle- 12 p.m., R.C. Cook Union, room H

Feb. 15- SMAC Movie Series: “Southside with You,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

Feb. 19- Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture, 7 p.m., Bennett Auditorium

Feb. 21 – “Strategies for Success in Graduate School,” 12 p.m., Luckyday Multipurpose Room

Feb. 22- SMAC Movie Series: “Nobody’s Fool,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

Feb. 23- The Big Event, sponsored by Student Government Association

Feb. 23- SMAC Movie Series, “Black Panther,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater

For more information about Black History Month on the USM Hattiesburg campus, contact Walls at For information about Black History Month events at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, visit