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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in Journalism

First Advisor

Andy Harper

Second Advisor

Mark Dolan

Third Advisor

Cynthia Joyce

Relational Format



At the University of Mississippi, engaging across racial and cultural lines is still something many find difficult, or they simply don’t want to do it. Over the years, the university has chartered a variety of culture specific organizations, counsels and groups. In 1973, the first black Greek-lettered organization chartered at the university. The presence of black fraternalism is culturally different from the white Greeks that have been established on campus as early as the 1850s. This thesis studies the chartering of the nine black Greek-lettered organizations at the university, the past and present perceptions of these groups and the principles of these groups.


Track: Academic

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