December 16, 2005

Flynt Returns to Samford for January Course

"...Distinguished historian, Samford alumnus and former Samford professor Wayne Flynt will return to the University in January to teach an eight-part course titled 'Alabama in the 20th Century'..."

Wayne FlyntDistinguished historian, Samford alumnus and former Samford professor Wayne Flynt will return to the University in January to teach an eight-part course titled, "Alabama in the 20th Century." The Samford After Sundown community course will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan. 3-26. Course registration is $79, not including the textbook, and is open to anyone who wishes to enroll.

Course topics will include the 1901 constitution, politics and the economy, society and education, women in Alabama, African Americans in Alabama, sports, religion and culture, and will follow the format of Flynt's most recent book, Alabama in the 20th Century. Each session will include lecture, discussion and guest speakers who are actively engaged in each topic.

During the eight class sessions, Flynt will explore the interaction of historical events and social structures that have contributed to the state's uniqueness in the last century and continue to shape its future.

Flynt, who recently retired as Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University, is the award-winning author/co-author of 11 books on Alabama history. He is now Professor Emeritus at Auburn and Editor-in-Chief of the new online Encyclopedia of Alabama.

For information and a complete list of guest speakers, contact the Samford After Sundown office at (205) 726-2898 or visit www.samford.edu/sundown.

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