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The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South

The Summersell Center for the Study of the South promotes excellence in teaching and research about the American South.

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Summersell Center Director

Dr. John Giggie is an Associate Professor of History whose teaching and research focus on religion, civil rights, and Black history.
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The Summersell Center is deeply grateful for your interest in supporting its students and initiatives. Your patronage allows the Center to sustain nationally recognized programs and build new relationships with community partners throughout the state. Your gifts can support a range of opportunities that are vital to recapturing the state’s history and empowering a new generation of community leaders. Interested in helping one of our projects? Please contact Dr. Giggie for more information.
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