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UGA history Professor Stephen Berry awarded NEH grant

phot of Stphen Berru: courtesy of The Willson Center
News from The Willson Center:
Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era in the department of history, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars grant for his book project The Original Black Panther: Prince Rivers and the Lost City of Hamburg, a biography of Rivers (1824–1887) who was by turns a slave, color sergeant of the First South Carolina Volunteer Division of the Union Army, a South Carolina state legislator, and mayor of Hamburg, SC.
"I'm really excited to work full time recovering Prince Rivers's remarkable life," Berry said. "I discovered him while working on a project with the UGA DigiLab devoted to death records. The more I dug the more I came to realize that he is one of the most consequential Americans about whom Americans know nothing."
The Public Scholars grant provides $60,000 over the course of one year for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to the book's creation and publication.
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