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Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, “Writing a Way Home: A Life in Southern and Women’s History.” 

Dr. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill and founding director emeritus of UNC’s Southern Oral History Program. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association and founding past president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. Her books and articles include Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching (1979, 1993); Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (co-authored,1987, 2000); “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past,” Journal of American History (2005); and Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America (2019). In 1999, she received a National Humanities Medal. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. Her book awards include the Lillian Smith Award for Revolt Against Chivalry; the Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association for Like a Family; and the 2020 PEN America/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Sisters and Rebels

Sponsored by the Willson Center, the B. Phinizy Spalding Chair in History, and the Department of History.

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