Belmont history majors Ash Johnson, Liza Downey and Molly Myers gave papers recently at the regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, held at Austin Peay State University. Johnson’s paper was titled “Generations Lost: The Creation of the African-American Male Psyche” while Downey’s covered “Privilege Yields Responsibility: Women of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the African-American Population.” Myers presented a paper on “Upton Sinclair and the Jungle.” In addition to student presentations at the conference, Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, chair of the History Department, commented on student papers at a session on Gender in the South. The other History Department faculty attending the conference were Dr. Cynthia Bisson, faculty advisor to the Xi-Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, and Dr. Peter Kuryla.
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