Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Award in Alabama History and Culture Presentation at Pebble Hill

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Auburn, AL 36830
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Date: December 3rd, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM

The public is invited to the third annual presentation of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture at Pebble Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. 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 Auburn University History Department, 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.

For more information, visit the Pebble Hill website or send an email