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History Student Wins Civil Rights History Paper Award at the University of Tennessee, Martin

Mar 6, 2009 - Kathleen Cooper, a senior history major, won second place in the Jo Helen Imani Beard Civil Rights History Paper Competition that the history department of the University of Tennessee at Martin sponsored at the department’s Ninth Annual Civil Rights Conference (February 20-27, 2009). Kathleen’s paper, which dealt with a Negro League baseball team in Memphis, was entitled “The Memphis Red Sox: Barely Hanging On, 1947-1960.” Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, the Tom Elam Distinguished Professor of History at UTM, presented the second-place certificate to Kathleen in a special ceremony at Union University on March 6. Also included in the award was a check for $200.

Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls (left), representing the Department of History at the University of Tennessee at Martin, presents the second-place certificate in the Jo Helen Imani Beard Civil Rights Paper Competition to Kathleen Cooper on March 6, 2009.