Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Third Annual Presentation of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

Third Annual Presentation of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

The public is invited to the third annual presentation of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture on Tuesday, December 3 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill. The 2019 recipient, Shari L. Williams, will discuss “On Common Ground: The Relationship Between Negro Home Demonstration and 4-H Clubs and Rural Women's Community Leadership – 1920-1970.”

Shari L. Williams’s interest in the Modern American South and Public History began with her non-profit volunteer work in public history and historic preservation in Macon County, Alabama. This work afforded her the opportunity to establish and serve as the executive director of a local interpretative center focused on the history of the Federal Road through Macon County, multicultural migration, and rural community development. Her research interests include the past, present and future of historic rural landscapes, traditions, and sites in Alabama’s Black Belt with a focus on the intersection of rural historic landscapes and social history through the lens of race, gender, and class. Her dissertation advisor, Dr. David Carter, is guiding her current study of rural domestic space as a leadership incubator for African-American women who became grassroots civil rights activists and community developers.

The Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture provides a stipend for a graduate student to research and publish on subjects that will enrich our knowledge of Alabama’s past and contribute to the teachings of Alabama history from fourth grade into university classes.

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, is the author of thirteen books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

 

 

Last Updated: November 14, 2019