Dr. Timothy Buckner named winner of 2024 Jules and Frances Landry Award

"The Barber of Natchez Reconsidered" will be published this fall.

Dr. Timothy Buckner, professor of history at Troy University, has been named the recipient of the Jules and Frances Landry Award for 2024 for his upcoming book on the life of a free man of color in the 19th Century.

“The Barber of Natchez Reconsidered: William Johnson and Black Masculinity in the Antebellum South” follows…

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TROY professor’s historical board game links academics and gaming

Rising Waters is a multi-player game focused on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the Jim Crow south.

Rising Waters is a multi-player game focused on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the Jim Crow south.

Troy University history professor Dr. Scout Blum has merged game playing and academics with her newest creation, a board game called Rising Waters, which aims to give students a better understanding of one of the most destructive disasters in US history and the themes of racism and perseverance.

Rising Waters is a multi-player board game centered around…

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Clotilda discovery, Africatown highlighted at TROY’s McPherson Mitchell Lecture

Tuesday's panel discussion covered the discovery of the Clotilda as well as efforts to preserve the legacy of the founders of the Africatown community

Tuesday's panel discussion covered the discovery of the Clotilda as well as efforts to preserve the legacy of the founders of the Africatown community

It was a phone call from a friend that led environmental journalist and filmmaker Ben Raines on the journey to uncovering history in the black waters of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

It was Raines who located the sunken remains of the Clotilda, the last known American slave ship in the shallow waters near Twelvemile Island…

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McPherson-Mitchell Lecture to feature the Clotilda slave-ship and the community formed by its survivors, descendants

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The Troy University Department of History and Philosophy is expanding the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History into a two-day event focused on the recent archeological discovery of the remains of the Civil War-era illegal slave ship, the Clotilda, and the still-active community of survivors and descendants in Africatown outside of Mobile, Alabama. The events will…

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