Historian and author Dan T. Carter will give a public
"George Wallace and his Legacy" on Monday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. in the
Wall College of Business Auditorium on the Coastal Carolina University
campus. The event is free and open to the public.
"Dan Carter is one of America's most famous and most respected
scholars," said Charles Joyner, who serves as Burroughs Distinguished
Professor of Southern History at Coastal. "His books and television
documentaries have been outstanding in helping Americans understand
some of the most significant chapters of our history."
A native of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, Carter has
served as Pitt Professor of American History at England's renowned
Cambridge University and as visiting professor at the University of
This fall he is leaving his long-term position as Kenan Professor
of History at Emory University to return to his native South Carolina
as Educational Foundation University Professor at the University of
Carter is featured in the recent two-part nationally-televised
documentary on PBS, "Settin' the Woods on Fire." The film is based on
his book, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New
Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics, which won
the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
His first book was Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South,
winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Jules Landry Award, and the Avery
Craven Award of the Organization of American Historians. He is also
the author of When the War Was Over and From George Wallace to Newt
Carter is a past president of the Southern Historical Association
and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the National Humanities Center.
Carter's lecture is sponsored by the Waccamaw Center for Cultural
and Historical Studies, the research center for Coastal's College of
Humanities and Fine Arts.
For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Marketing
Communications at 349-2015.