Susan Glisson (PhD 2000) is receiving the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy Humanitarian Award at Jackson State University on April 20, 2012.
Glisson is the Executive Director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconcilliation in Oxford, Mississippi. After coordinating the only Deep-South public forum for President Clinton's One America: An Initiative on Race, Glisson continues to lead community projects, specializing in the history of race, religion, and the struggle for freedom.
Glisson is the co-author of First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America (2006), the editor of The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement (2006), and a contributor to Telling Stories that Changed the World (2008) and Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History (2006).
The American Studies Program congratulates Susan Glisson for being recognized for her important work on race, religion, and community.