Dr. Wayne Flynt
Wayne Flynt, c.v. was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He grew up primarily in Alabama and graduated from Anniston High School in 1958. He went on to attend Samford University as a ministerial student; double majored in History and Speech. Later he would attend graduate school at Florida State University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1965 in American History. Of his fourteen books (three co-authored), two deal with Florida politics, three with evangelical religion, three with poverty, and three are broad surveys of Alabama history, including his two most acclaimed, POOR BUT PROUD: ALABAMA’S POOR WHITES, and ALABAMA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. His memoir entitled, KEEPING THE FAITH, was published in 2011, and his history, SOUTHERN RELIGION AND CHRISTIAN DIVERSITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY was published in July, 2016. His most recent book (2017) is MOCKINGBIRD SONGS: MY FRIENDSHIP WITH HARPER LEE, which won the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize for Excellence in Writing. Two of his books have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and one won the Lillian Smith Award for non-fiction (the oldest and most highly regarded book prize in the South, given by the Southern Regional Council). Two of his books have won the Alabama Library Association prize for best works of non-fiction, three times he has won the James Sulzby book award for best work on Alabama history (awarded by the Alabama Historical Association), and three times the University of Alabama Press has bestowed the McMillan prize on his manuscripts as the best received in history.
Just In.... 2019 Conference Hotel Information
We are pleased to announce that a block of rooms have been reserved at an excellence conference rate at Drury Inn & Suites on State Farm Parkway off of Lakeshore in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Date of reservations: October 13 - 15
- Hotel Amenities: free hot breakfast, free evening drinks and hot snacks, free Wi-Fi, free soft drinks and popcorn
- Number of sleeping rooms: 25
- Room Types: 10 standard rooms with two queen beds and 15 standard rooms with single king bed
- Room rates starting from $85.00 plus occupancy tax for standard rooms (state government rate)
- Check in time: 4:00 PM Check out time: 11:00 AM
Call for Proposals
If you are interested in presenting at this year's conference, there's still time. Download the proposal form here and email or mail it to the contacts listed below. Deadline for proposals will be Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m Central Standard Time.
C/O Dr. Wanda Ward
P. O. Box 61
McCalla, AL 35111
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Conference Registration Form
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