Division of Strategic Initiatives & Social Justice

The Office of Strategic Initiatives and Social Justice advances Tougaloo's strategic priority of elevating social justice across its curriculum, expanding current practices and research, and improving its campus culture and climate.


Brown-Tougaloo Partnership

Center for Racial Equity and Justice

  • Medgar & Myrlie Evers Home Initiative with the National Park Service
  • Institute for the Study of Modern-Day Slavery
  • James Loewen Education & Research Initiative
  • Mississippi Department of Archives & History - Tougaloo College Partnership

Institute for the Study of Modern-Day Slavery

International Studies

Leadership Team:

Dr. Daphne R. Chamberlain, Vice President

(601) 977-7804


Brown-Tougaloo Partnership

Dr. Santanu Banerjee, Liaison

BTP Faculty Programs

Dr. Melissa McCoy

Career Services, Director

BTP Student Programs, Liasion

Dr. Wendy White, Mentor-Consultant

Dr. Valvia Wilson, Director

Federal TRiO Programs

Reuben V. Anderson Institute for Social Justice

Atty. Julian D. Miller, Director

Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Program, Director

Eric V. Holder Public Policy Program

Dr. Lawren Long, Director

Ms. Cynthia Goodloe Palmer, Program Coordinator

Tougaloo College Archives & Special Collections

Mr. Tony Bounds, Archivist