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Delta State University Receives $32,000 Grant from Phil Hardin Foundation for Spoken-Word Poetry Collaboration between Division of Languages and Literature and Rosedale Freedom Project

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Delta State University received a $32,100 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation to fund an initiative in which undergraduate students in a creative writing poetry class and their faculty member from the Division of Languages and Literature will serve as mentors to middle- and high-school students associated with the Rosedale (Miss.) Freedom Project. The affiliation, called The Spoken Word Freedom Project, will begin in fall 2020 and conclude in spring 2021.  Read More

Delta State University to Receive 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from Mississippi Historical Society for Documentary on 1969 Campus Sit-In about Race Relations

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Delta State University will receive the 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from the Mississippi Historical Society for an in-progress “DSU Sit-In Documentary” that examines a 1969 demonstration to advance race relations on campus. Read More

Julian Rankin, Author of Book about Mississippi Delta’s Ed Scott, the First Nonwhite Owner and Operator of a Catfish Plant in the U.S., and Scott’s Daughter, Delta State University Alumna Willena Scott-White, to Speak on Campus on Feb. 6

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Julian Rankin, author of Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta, and Delta State University alumna Willena Scott-White, daughter of the book’s pioneering subject, will speak at Delta State on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 6 PM in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom Hall. Read More