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Charron’s Book Wins Award

Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron, assistant professor of history, has won the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for best monograph on Southern women’s history. The Southern Association of Women’s Historians will present the award during the annual meeting this November in Charlotte.

Charron was honored for her book, Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, published in 2009. Clark, a former public school teacher and civil rights leader, developed a citizenship training program in the mid-1950s that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and become active in the community.