Black Power at Ole Miss: Remembrance, Reckoning, and Repair at Fifty Years commemorated the mass arrest of nearly ninety Black students – and expulsion of eight – on February 25, 1970 at Fulton Chapel. The event remembered the activism and sacrifice of students, reckoned with the harm and trauma caused by the actions of the university and law enforcement, and sought reparative solutions grounded in truth-telling and justice.

On February 24, 2020, MA student Katherine Aberle-Flores screened her documentary film “Black Power at Ole Miss,” which told the stories of the students who were arrested that day. The film was followed by a staged reading of the hearings of the eight students who were expelled and a panel discussion moderated by Ralph Eubanks, visiting professor of Southern Studies, English and Honors.

This event was organized and coordinated by the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement with support from the Office of the Provost, The Division of Outreach: the Office of Pre-College Programs, the UM Internship Experience, the Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.