Jackson State University Hosts “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities”

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University Department of English, Foreign Languages, & Speech Communication (EFLSC) has been awarded a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC), which will be used to host EFLSC Week and a series of events titled, “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities.” The virtual and in-person activities will be held Monday, March 28, 2022 to Friday, April 1, 2022.

“We’d like to thank the Mississippi Humanities Council for this grant to support humanities activities for the benefit of Mississippians,” said Felicia Cosey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. “As the only urban university in Mississippi, JSU provides a unique voice for exploring the humanities, and it is our mission to show the public how humanistic endeavors have benefited the state of Mississippi.”

EFLSC Week— “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities” combines literature, language, and communication arts as a means of exploring and critically engaging with the world (people, places, cultures, histories, arts, and literatures) around us.  Through this generous grant from MHC, the local community will gain a greater appreciation of the humanities.  

Faculty members Cosey, Kathy Pitts, Ph.D., and helen crump, Ph.D., of the Department of English, Foreign Languages, & Speech Communication were instrumental in securing this grant.

The MHC grant is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. MHC is known for providing public programs in traditional liberal arts disciplines to serve nonprofit groups in Mississippi.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed during EFLSC Week— “MS Got Soul: Thee MS Humanities” do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.

For more information about these free events, please contact: RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Ph.D. assistant chair of EFLSC, at 601-979-5859.