Mississippi Praying Wins Brewer Prize

Paul Harvey

Just a brief break from our usual action here for a happy announcement.

Back in February, I posted this interview with Carolyn Dupont of Eastern Kentucky University, a friend of the blog and author of the outstanding recent book Mississippi Praying; Southern Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement. I have just learned that Carolyn's book has been named the recipient of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History! That award is given out for the best first book in the field of church history in any given year. Congratulations to Carolyn for this award. As someone who had the privilege of reading and commenting on this work in manuscript, and subsequently becoming friends with Carolyn, it's a delight to see her work honored. For those of you going to the 2015 ASCH/AHA meeting in New York City, Carolyn will formally receive the award there. If you didn't get a chance to check out the interview (and the book) before, click above and do so.


Edward J. Blum at: December 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM said...

15 years ago, Carolyn and I occupied adjacent cubicles. Now she's famous. Those were great times on the 17th floor. Congratulations!

Art Remillard at: December 2, 2014 at 4:20 AM said...

Congratulations Carolyn! A terrific book that is indeed very deserving of this prize. For those interested, you can also hear my interview with Carolyn over at Marginalia: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/mrb-radio-3-carolyn-dupont/

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