S. Jonathan Bass
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
301 Burns Hall

Fairfield, Ala., native S. Jonathan Bass holds a B.S., M.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He joined Samford's faculty in 1997. His book, Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight white religious leaders and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee


  • Recent America and South
  • Civil Rights
  • Alabama
  • Legal History