Black History Month Panel Discussion: 'A Tough Row to Hoe: Black Farmers and a History of Struggle in the South'

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Mississippi State is hosting a variety of free programs in February to commemorate Black History Month. The celebration kicks off Feb. 12 with “A Tough Row to Hoe: Black Farmers and a History of Struggle in the South,” a 3:45-5 p.m. panel discussion in Fowlkes Auditorium in Colvard Student Union. Featured speakers include Pete Daniel, former president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association, and retired curator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Mark Hersey, MSU associate professor of history; Shandrea D. Stallworth, an MSU plant and soil sciences doctoral student and recipient of the prestigious NASA/Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship; and Kymara D. Sneed, an MSU history doctoral student from Byron, Georgia. Jim Giesen, MSU associate professor of history and John Grisham Master Teacher, will serve as moderator for the program sponsored by MSU’s African American Studies program and Department of History. Click the link below for more information on Black History Month events at MSU.