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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Glenn T. Eskew

Glenn T. EskewGlenn T. Eskew has an abiding interest in southern history having taught the subject at Georgia State University since 1993. He has published a variety of essays and books focusing on race relations since the Civil War. His But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (1997) received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College for the best book in southern history by a new author. He is currently editing Savannah lyricist Johnny Mercer’s unpublished autobiography and studying civil rights monuments and institutions in the Deep South. Eskew serves on a number of national, regional, state, and local boards, and promotes historic preservation by working to restore nineteenth-century structures and landscapes in the state.