Tag Archives: Mitchell-McPherson Lecture

Historian discusses lives of last known U.S. slave ship passengers

January 30, 2019
By Greg Phillips

The story of the Clotilda is about more than just the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the U.S. — it’s about a group of teenagers who built a life and a lasting community in a strange land.

Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an African Diaspora historian and author of the book “Dreams of…

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Alabama author to speak at McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Troy

January 9, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Author and historian Dr. Hardy Jackson will deliver the McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Jan. 23 inside Claudia Crosby Theater at Troy University’s Troy Campus.

Jackson’s lecture shares the title of his book, “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera,” and will focus on the evolution of the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast from…

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