Black History Month includes James Brown as Armstrong-Branch Speaker | Community Spirit
One of the most respected sportscasters in the profession will be the guest presenter for The University of Southern Mississippi’s prestigious annual Armstrong-Branch Lecture, part of Black History Month events at the school.
James Brown, host of CBS Sports’ The NFL Today and Showtime’s Inside the NFL, will speak Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. The Armstrong-Branch Lecture series was established in honor of Gwendolyn Armstrong and Raylawni Branch, the first African American students at Southern Miss, who enrolled at the school in September 1965.
This event and many other Black History Month events are sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, the Honors College and the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.
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