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History Major Wins Research Paper Award

Mar 5, 2008
Hannah Holliday, a junior history major, won the Jo Helen Imani Beard Award for Best Paper in Civil Rights History at the 2008 University of Tennessee at Martin Civil Rights Conference. Hannah’s paper was entitled “From Persecution to Prominence: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia.” The best paper award consisted of a certificate of recognition and a check for $100. Since Hannah was unable to the UTM award ceremony, Dr. Keith Bates, her mentor for the paper, accepted it on her behalf from UTM Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes at a Civil Rights Conference dinner on February 28, 2008. Dr. Bates formally presented the award to Hannah at the spring plenary meeting of the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on March 4, 2008.


Dr. Keith Bates (left) accepts the Jo Helen Imani Beard Award certificate from the University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes at a UTM Civil Rights Conference dinner on February 28, 2008.


Dr. Keith Bates (left) formally presents the Jo Helen Imani Beard Award Certificate for Best Paper in Civil Rights History to Hannah Holliday at Union’s Phi Alpha Theta plenary meeting on March 4, 2008.