African American Studies Program
- Derrick Avin Harriell - Director of African American Studies, Otillie Schillig Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Creative Writing
211 Longstreet Hall
University, MS 38677
The African American studies program offers a minor and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in African American studies, which are interdisciplinary programs that focus on the African American experience in the United States, especially in Mississippi and the South. Its objectives are to encourage students and faculty to examine the black experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to undertake a program of research and service.