Summersell Center for the Study of the South

Department Hosts Friends & Alumni at SHA-Birmingham

The Department of History was happy to host a Department Friends & Alumni Meet-Up for all attendees at the 2019 Southern Historical Association Conference in Birmingham this November. Current professors and graduate students were able to mingle with alumni, former and emeritus faculty, and other friends of the department. The event was sponsored by the the Summersell Chair […]

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Mississippi State University Professor Jason Morgan Ward to Speak Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 PM

The Summersell Center of the Study of the South and The University of Alabama Department of History will host Professor Jason Morgan Ward of Mississippi State University on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 5 o’clock in room 30 ten Hoor Hall. Ward is the author of Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century (2016) […]

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Mississippi State University Professor Jason Morgan Ward to Speak Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 PM

The Summersell Center of the Study of the South and The University of Alabama Department of History will host Professor Jason Morgan Ward of Mississippi State University on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 5 o’clock in room 30 ten Hoor Hall. Ward is the author of Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century (2016) […]

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Dreams of Dominion Conference to Highlight to Highlight Connections Between the 19th Century U.S. South and Latin America

A daylong conference highlighting the transnational connections between the 19th century U.S. South and Latin America will be held in the Hotel Capstone Ballroom at The University of Alabama on March 27, 2017 . Historians Martha Santos (the University of Akron), Roberto Saba (the University of Pennsylvania), Angela Diaz (Texas Tech University) and David C. […]

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Cornell University Professor Edward Baptist Speaks to Department

On March 6, 2017, Professor Edward Baptist spoke to a packed house in ten Hoor Hall about his new project, a history of efforts to contain black movement in North America and of resistance to those efforts. His talk, entitled “Making White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans,” described the evolution of laws and social practices […]

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O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement, 1978 – 1998

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The University of Alabama present: “O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement, 1978 – 1998.” The exhibit will be held at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and will run from March 17 to May 28. No admission charged. Event organizers will host an opening night reception on […]

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Scottsboro Boys Remembered

From UA News: “TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa opens today its first exhibit of the year, ‘Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs’ from the Morgan County Archives. It showcases historic photographs on loan from Morgan County that document the 1933 retrial of one of […]

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