Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

A biography of Birmingham civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth by Dr. Andrew M. Manis '70 has been named one of three winners of the 2000 Lillian Smith Book Awards presented by the Southern Regional Council.

The book, A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, was published this year by the University of Alabama Press. It reveals the life and experiences of a man who led the fight against segregation in the Birmingham of the 1950s and '60s.

The book "offers a vivid picture" of Shuttlesworth "without portraying him as one-dimensional," wrote Smith Awards jury member Winifred Green.

Manis is a professor at Macon (Ga.) State College, where he lectures in American history. He is also author of Southern Civil Religions in Conflict: Black and White Baptists and Civil Rights, 1947­57 and co-editor of Birmingham Revolutionaries: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.

The Southern Regional Council is an 80-year-old, Atlanta-based organization that supports research and action projects to promote racial justice and broaden democratic rights. Its Book Awards program is the oldest in the South. n