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Susan Glisson

The William Winter Institute at the University of Mississippi
Executive Director
In 1998, Susan Glisson coordinated the only deep-South public forum for President Clinton's Initiative on Race, One America, which led to the creation of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation. Glisson was appointed director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation in November 2002. She has supported community projects throughout the state for the Institute since its inception. Glisson is a native of Evans, Georgia. She earned bachelor's degrees in religion and history from Mercer University, a master's degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. Glisson specializes in the history of race and religion in the United States, especially in the black struggle for freedom. She is the co-author (with Sam Chaltain and Charles Haynes) of First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America (2006), and she edited The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement (2006). She is a contributor to Telling Stories to Change the World (2008) and to the Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History (2006) and other articles. Glisson is a Salzburg Fellow and has been quoted widely in the media.

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