Wayne Flynt is a social activist and leading authority on Alabama history and Baptist history in Alabama. He is the author of 11 books, including Alabama: A History of a Deep South State and Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites, both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, Alabama in the Twentieth Century, was awarded the 2004 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize.  Flynt was the subject of two Alabama Public Television documentaries and was the founding general editor of the online Encyclopedia of Alabama. He taught for 40 years at Samford and Auburn Universities, where he received 18 teaching awards.

Speaking Schedule

Friday, April 15
9:00 - 9:30 AM
A Tribute to Harper Lee


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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

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Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

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