Upcoming Events

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar of Rutgers University

"The Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved: The Life of Ona Judge"

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium


Dr. Michele Strong, Associate Professor of History and Becky Ardrey, M.A. Candidate History, University of South Alabama

“Dark tourism and the Holocaust: Amsterdam and Auschwitz”

 February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.

City of Mobile Ben May Public Library

Sponsored by Mobile Public Library and Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.


Dr. Martin Parsons of University of Reading (UK)

"‘Operation Pied Piper': Dispelling the Myths of Civilian Evacuation in the UK, 1939-1945"

February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Marx Library Auditorium  

Co-sponsored with USA’s Center for War and Memory, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice 

Racial Discrimination & Institutionalized Violence in Nazi Germany and



Racial Discrimination & Institutionalized Violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South

Terrace Room
USA Student Center
350 Campus Dr.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Light refreshments will be served

Please join us for a Panel Discussion put together in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  In this panel discussion students, scholars, and the campus community will explore the involvement of governments and ordinary citizens in systems of targeted oppression and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts.

Bert & Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of South Alabama
"Within the 'Christian State': Jewish German Lives under Siege"

Director of African American Studies and Assistant Professor of English, University of South Alabama 
"Without Sanctuary: Lynchings in Alabama History"

Campus Outreach Program Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"Race and Violence in the Nazi Campaign against Homosexuality"

Chief Calvin McGhee Professor of Native American Studies and Director of the Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama 
"Denial of Equal Education to Native Americans"

This program is co-organized by the Department of History, Gender Studies Program, African American Studies Program, and the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama. Generous support is provided by the Anne and Harry Chinitz Campus Outreach Lecture Fund of the USHMM's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

For more information contact:
Dr. David Meola (dameola@southalabama.edu)
Dr. Jake Newsome (jnewsome@ushmm.org)