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Julianne Garner Named Fourth Annual Recipient of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

Julianne Garner Named Fourth Annual Recipient of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce that Julianne Garner is the fourth annual Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture.

In November 2020, Garner successfully defended her dissertation, under the direction of Dr. Keith Hebert, titled “At the Intersection of Davis and King: Heritage and Memory in Selma, Alabama.” Garner received her Public History certification in 2017 and holds a master’s degree in History from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Clemson University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, she was a recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea. Garner is currently an AP World History teacher at Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia.

The Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture provides a stipend for a graduate student to research and publish on subjects that will enrich our knowledge of Alabama’s past and contribute to the teachings of Alabama history from fourth grade into university classes.

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, is the author of thirteen books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion.

The award presentation will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM. If you are interested in attending, please email cmdcah@auburn.edu.

For more information on the Flynt Award, visit aub.ie/flyntaward.   

Last Updated: November 20, 2020