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TROY Senior Vice Chancellor Givhan named Alabama Historical Commission Chairman

February 26, 2018

TROY University’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development Gen. Walter Givhan has been named Chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission.

The AHC is the state’s official historic preservation agency. According to Givhan, the members of the commission are the “keepers of heritage.”

The commission is responsible for conducting geographic surveys and handling the…

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Alabama author to speak at McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Troy

January 9, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Author and historian Dr. Hardy Jackson will deliver the McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Jan. 23 inside Claudia Crosby Theater at Troy University’s Troy Campus.

Jackson’s lecture shares the title of his book, “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera,” and will focus on the evolution of the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast from…

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McPherson-Mitchell Lecture sheds light on Muscogee Education Movement

January 23, 2017
By Savanah Weed

The annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Thursday, Jan. 19, focused on the importance of education to a Native American tribe in Alabama and their struggle for equal educational and civil rights.

Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees, tribal archivist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and director of the tribe’s Office of Archives and Records…

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