Delta State University is a cultural “mecca” that champions and celebrates the multicultural identity of the Mississippi Delta, and provides leadership and programming for the community and region. The goal of “Winning the Race Through Hearts and Minds: A Conversation on Building Connected Community” is to promote dialogue on race relations by building conversations that will bring together diverse communities in the Delta.


in conversations with campus and community
constituencies that will build an appreciation
for diversity differences and a spirit of
community through shared ideas.


a broad discourse on race relations
by building conversations to bring together
diverse communities in the Delta through
sharing of ideas and building cooperation.


a hope that Delta Communities will
move toward greater equality, forward
and open thinking, while reducing
racial disparities and tensions.