Floyd, Marler Receive $56,000
Lilly Fellows Program Grant
Samford professors Hugh Floyd and Penny Marler have
received a $56,000 grant from the Lilly Fellows Program National
Network Board for a summer seminar for college teachers.
Dr. Floyd, chair of the Sociology Department, and
Dr. Marler, a religion professor, will lead the seminar, "Spirituality
and Social Justice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement,"
during the summer 2001 at Samford.
The month-long seminar, set for June 429, will involve 12
college professors from around the nation in an interdisciplinary
study of issues related to spirituality and social justice.
In addition to on-campus reading, discussion and research, participants
will engage in activities to experience the people and places
of the Civil Rights Movement. They will trace the Selma-to-Montgomery
"Freedom Trail," visit key church sites and explore
the archives and libraries at the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham
and Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery.