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2021 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 2021 Farrar Award

The Farrar Award is presented in honor of Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar.

Dr. Farrar was a historian who served as a professor and interim dean in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. His journalistic career included working as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat in Little Rock during the Civil Rights Movement. His wife, Gayla, an English teacher, helped him support international students in the J-school, especially during the holiday breaks.

Recipients of the award receive a plaque and a $1,000 prize. The winning scholarship will be presented in a featured address at the virtual 2021 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium on Friday March 26, 2021, held by the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

See previous recipients of the award.


Call for Articles and Chapters

Submitted articles or chapters should be works of historical scholarship and must have been published in 2019 or 2020. We encourage submissions that address the media and civil rights from a range of national 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. 

Submission deadline: The deadline was Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Award recipient will be notified by February 1, 2021.


Contact Us

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


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