Samford University history professor Jonathan Bass has received a Hull Research Fellowship to support his completion of two new manuscripts related to race in the American South. With Mind to do Him Wrong: Race, Lynching, the Death Penalty, and Christian Communities in the South continues the scholarship that has earned Bass national acclaim. From Every Stormy Wind That Blows: The Idea of Howard College and the Origins of Samford University–to be published by LSU Press next year–examines Samford’s history against the backdrop of slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, New South and Jim Crow.
Bass also earned a Diversity Grant from Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives to enhance two courses–African American Experience and Race and Violence–offered for the first time this semester.
All of the projects contribute to an ongoing, university-wide effort to address issues of racism and justice.