OutHistory presents 92 pages of previously unpublished documents on the hunt for homosexuals, sex “deviates,” and “perverts,” 1955-1965, by the President and deans of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi), Hattiesburg.
The documents are analyzed by two historians at the University, Douglas Bristol and Andrew Israel Ross.
Jonathan Ned Katz, Co-Director of OutHistory, suspects that the hunting of homosexuals occurred at almost every U.S. school, college, and university, from the late-nineteenth century to 1970. He requests that anyone with information about such purges assist OutHistory in documenting and publicizing them, helping to assure that history does not repeat itself. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published March 30, 2016. Revised October 1, 2016, 1:40 pm EST
Douglas Bristol and Andrew Israel Ross