The Holtzclaw Center is a new initiative from the Humanities Department at Hinds Community College-Utica designed to increase public awareness of the life and legacy of William H. Holtzclaw, an important Black educator in the Jim Crow south. As part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, we aim to develop new teaching modules related to Holtzclaw and his role in southern Black education.

Team Members

Dan Fuller, Project Co-Director
English Instructor & Department Chair

Jean Greene, Project Co-Director
Director of Library Services & Archives

Dr. Bobby Cooper
Music Instructor & Humanities Chair

Ivie Ero
Speech Instructor

Sharon Melton
History Instructor

Randy Minton
Music Instructor

Apryl Trimble
English Instructor


Dr. Mitchell Shears
Title III Coordinator/Grants Administrator

Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson
Vice-President, Utica Campus