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Michael Butler: Faculty and Staff

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Michael Butler
Assistant Professor



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Author, Victory After the Fall: The Memories of Civil Rights Activist H. K. Matthews
  • Published in the Journal of Southern History, the Florida Historical Quarterly, Southern Cultures, Popular Music and Society, and the Journal of Mississippi History

Has written more than 40 book reviews and encyclopedia entries for various academic journals


Professional Profile:

Professor Butler graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • World Civilization
  • American History
  • American Government
  • African-American History
  • The Vietnam War
  • Southern Cultural History
  • History of Rock and Roll

Previously taught at:

  • South Georgia College
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • University of Mississippi