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FAU Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award
Dr. Sarah H. Brown to Lecture in Czech Republic

              JUPITER, FL (August 13, 2007) – Dr. Sarah H. Brown, associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Department of American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic during the 2007-2008 academic year.  Brown will spend five months in Prague, teaching courses on the American Civil Rights Movement and the American South since 1900.

            Brown has taught history at FAU’s Jupiter campus for the past eleven years.  She specializes in twentieth century America with an emphasis on the American South. Brown’s continuing research centers around southern radicalism and white resistance, especially the organized southern opposition to the federal civil rights legislation of the 1960s, and the participation of lawyers and legal scholars in that effort.  She authored the book, Standing Against Dragons, Three Southern Lawyers in an Era of Fear: 1945-1965 (LSU Press 1999) and several award-winning articles for scholarly journals.  Recent articles include a chapter on Esther Cooper Jackson, an African-American pioneer from the civil rights movement, for the book Lives Full of Struggle and Triumph: Southern Women, Their Institutions, Their Communities (University Press of Florida, 2003).

            Brown served as a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty at Harvard University.  In 2006, she received a research grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York and a Moody Fellowship from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, TX.  In September 2007, Brown will serve as a panelist at an international conference in Little Rock commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock integration crisis.

            Brown is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.  

            For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit http://exchanges.state.gov.  

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FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The campus is also home to the Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society and Scripps Florida research facilities.

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