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Citadel News Service
29 Jan 2015

Acclaimed historian accepts visiting professorship at The Citadel

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall named Mark W. Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor of History

The Citadel is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacquelyn Dowd Hall as its Mark W. Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor of History for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.  Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Senior Research Associate, Southern Oral History Program, at its Center for the Study of the American South.

“Jacquelyn Hall’s appointment will enrich the intellectual life of our campus and our community,” said Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences, Bo Moore.

A past President of the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the Labor and Working Class History Association, Hall is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading historians. Her many awards include the Albert Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, and the Francis Butler Simkins Award of the Southern Historical Association. For her numerous contributions to a better understanding of modern America, Professor Hall was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and,  in 1999, received the National Humanities Medal  from President William Jefferson Clinton.

“As one of our faculty members Professor Hall will teach a course on Oral History and the Civil Rights Movement, deliver guest lectures, mentor students, assist in the development of The Citadel Oral History Program, and participate in the planning for the college’s co-hosting of the national meeting of the Southern Association of Women Historians in June of 2015,” said Katherine Grenier, Head of the Department of History.

A native of Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, Hall earned her B.A. from Rhodes College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is the Founding Director of the Southern Oral History Program at U.N.C. and the author of numerous books including Revolt Against Chivalry:  Jesse Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching; Like A Family: The Making of A Southern Cotton Mill World; and the forthcoming The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past.


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