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Marsha Barrett and Nancy Traylor-Heard to Use History to Develop Cultural Master Plan for Important Civil Rights-Era Community

July 31, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss.--The Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State received a $50,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant to develop a cultural master plan for a North Delta community.History and African American Studies faculty member Marsha Barrett and History Department Ph.D. Candidate Nancy Traylor-Heard will undertake the research essential to the project.Barrett's expertise includes 20th century political history.

Owen J. Hyman Receives the Forest History Society's First Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship, the Center for Ethical Business Culture's Halloran Prize in the History of Corporate Responsibility and the Southern Labor Archives' Reed Fink Award.

July 25, 2015

• The Southern Labor Archives' Reed Fink Award was in Southern Labor History. • The Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship is to complete his dissertation entitled "Naturalized Race, Industrialized Forests: An Environmental History of Jim Crow in the Forest Industries of Louisiana and Mississippi, 1880-1960." • The Halloran Prize was awarded for his paper, titled "Why a West Coast Paper Company Went South”: Corporate Expansion and Civil Rights in the Deep South," by the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association.

Karen Senaga Awarded Dissertion Fellowship By South Dakota State University

July 25, 2015

Senaga's fellowship is to complete her dissertation, titled "Tasteless, Cheap, and Southern? The Rise and Decline of the Farm-Raised Catfish Industry."  The fellowship includes opportunities to teach courses in her field of expertise.   

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