Dorothye Quaye Chapman Reed graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1974 and subsequently served as the school’s first African American Admissions Counselor for several years. In 2018, Ms. Chapman Reed began a series of articles in the North Mississippi Herald focusing on individual women who made a difference, shining light on their lives and legacy. The column gave birth to a website, and in 2020, the edited volume Outstanding Black Women of Yalobusha County: Their Stories and Their Contributions to a Mississippi Community.
Featured from left to right:
- An oral history interview with Dottie Chapman Reed, recorded in 2019 as part of the Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project
- In 2022, an exhibit in Archives and Special Collections featuring scrapbook items, curated by Chapman Reed, which she had generously donated to Special Collections.
- A recording of a standing-room only presentation by Chapman Reed, "Coming Full Circle," which was co-hosted by Archives and Special Collections with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture's SouthTalks series on September 29, 2022.