National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week kicks off today! The week celebrates and honors a group of colleges and universities that are classified by the US Government as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
One of the best things about the University Press of Mississippi is that we have always been affiliated with HBCUs from our founding in 1970, and we’ve always centered our list on African American studies. Books sponsored by Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, and Mississippi Valley State University appear on UPM’s very first publication lists, and we continue to publish books from HBCU authors.
We celebrate our partnerships with Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, and Mississippi Valley State University not only during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week but every week! Go Braves! Go Tigers! Go Delta Devils!
Check out these books, written by current or former professors of our sponsoring universities:
Conversations with Sterling Plumpp edited by John Zheng
The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora by Lomarsh Roopnarine
Succeeding against Great Odds: Alcorn State University in Its Second Century by Josephine McCann Posey