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    Farrar Award 2019

    Dr. Gwenyth Mellinger with Dr. Ronald Farrar.

Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History

The Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History, given biennially, recognizes the best journal article or chapter in an edited collection on the historical relationship between the media and civil rights published during the previous two years. 

About the Farrar Award

The Farrar Award is presented in honor of Ronald and Gayla Farrar.  Dr. Farrar is Professor Emeritus of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Recipients of the award receive a plaque and $1,000.  The winner presents his or her work in a featured address at the Media & Civil Rights History Symposium.  See previous recipients of the award.


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Submitted articles or chapters should be works of historical scholarship . We encourage submissions that address the media and civil rights from a range of local/national/transnational contexts, periods, and perspectives.

Scholars may nominate and submit their own work or the work of others. A national panel of experts will judge the contest. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Chairman, 2019 Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Email: kcampbell@sc.edu


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