Tag Archives: history

It Came from the Archives: Private Hardy F. Scarborough, 1832-1864

May 14, 2020
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The Wiregrass Archives has only one collection directly relating to the U.S. Civil War – the Jerrie Watson Bass Collection, record group 18, donated in 2003.

Ms. Bass was one of her extended family historians.  In addition to allowing us to scan photographs of her male relatives who served in World War 1, World War…

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Award-winning educator Kevin M. Levin to deliver McPherson-Mitchell Lecture at TROY

February 13, 2020
By Greg Phillips

Award-winning educator and historian Kevin M. Levin will deliver the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theatre at Troy University’s Troy Campus.

Levin is the author of “Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth,” a book exploring the claims that black Americans…

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Dothan Campus to host lecture on historic library program

January 29, 2020
By Greg Phillips

Troy University will play host to a lecture Feb. 18 about a key library program that gave many black Americans access to libraries.

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones will deliver the lecture, “The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program” Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Sony…

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