Sheren Sanders

Academic Historian

Sheren G. Sanders is an assistant professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, where she teaches courses in African-American, African, United States, Colonial American, and Military History, in addition to World Civilizations and Historiography. She received her B.A. in history from Louisiana State University, M.A. in Social Sciences with a concentration in history and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Urban Affairs from Southern University and A&M College. Her current research explores immigration history and policies in the United States, health care policy for minority women, and African American cultural retentions.

Campbell College (1890-1964)

Campbell College, a now-defunct AME college in Mississippi, was founded in 1890 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of one of its bishops, Jabez Pitt Campbell.  The college was originally located about one mile from the center of Vicksburg, Mississippi in … Read MoreCampbell College (1890-1964)

Mary Holmes College (1892-2005)

Mary Holmes College, ca. 1910 Image Ownership: Public domain Mary Holmes College of West Point, Mississippi, initially named Mary Holmes Seminary, was founded in 1892 by the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church with the purpose of educating black girls from primary grades to high school. The school was … Read MoreMary Holmes College (1892-2005)

The Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)

The Clinton Riot Historic Marker Image Ownership: Public domain The Clinton Riot began on September 4, 1875, in the small town of Clinton, Mississippi at a Republican rally to introduce the party’s candidates who were running for political office in the upcoming November elections.  The immediate death toll included five blacks … Read MoreThe Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)

The Carroll County Courthouse Massacre (1886)

The Carroll County Courthouse, ca. 1886 Image Ownership: Public domain The Carroll County Courthouse Massacre occurred on March 17, 1886 in Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, Mississippi.  An incident from earlier in the year led to the bloodshed in March that left twenty-three people dead. The … Read MoreThe Carroll County Courthouse Massacre (1886)

The Meridian Race Riot (1871)

Newspaper Account of the Meridian Riot Image Ownership: Public domain The Meridian Race Riot occurred over three days in March 1871 in Meridian, Mississippi.  It resulted in the murders of a white Republican judge and nearly thirty blacks by a mob of vigilante whites led by the Ku Klux Klan. … Read MoreThe Meridian Race Riot (1871)