Owen Hyman, History, Mississippi State University, “Mississippi’s Space Technology Laboratory: Rural Development and Social Injustice in the Cold War”

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • SSMS 2135

Mississippi State University History PhD Candidate Hyman, who is writing a dissertation on the environmental history of Jim Crow at Mississippi State University, is currently a fellow at UCSB’s Department of Black Studies. His talk examines how the creation of the National Space Technology Laboratory in 1961 led to the dispossession of African-American communities along the Gulf Coast. Part of the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development’sDevelopment Across Time and Place: New Scholarship, Critical Perspectives Series, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines to interrogate the history and legacies of development.