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.

Mary Holmes College (1892-2005)

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 the vision of Reverend Mead Holmes and his daughter, Mary Emilie, … Read MoreMary Holmes College (1892-2005)

The Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)

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 and three white men.  Over the next several days, … Read MoreThe Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)

The Carroll County Courthouse Massacre (1886)

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 events leading up to the massacre began in January when … Read MoreThe Carroll County Courthouse Massacre (1886)