Nothing New Under the Sun: The History of Black Students at MSU

Since Richard Holmes became the first Black student to enroll at Mississippi State in the summer of 1965, Black students have played a strong role on campus, pushing for institutional change and acceptance. This exhibit explores that history and highlights Black student activism and student life, from 1965 to the present. Items in the exhibit are from University Archives and include contributions from MSU alumni and current students.

Image of the front page of The Reflector, April 9, 1968.
Photo of MSU students in front of the Chapel of Memories.
Photo of African-American women at a display about the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.
Image of a page from the April 9, 1968 issue of The Reflector, titled "MSU Reacts to King's Death."