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researcher , History educator

James Wayne Flynt, American history educator, researcher. Recipient numerous teaching awards, Alabama Humanities Foundation award, 1991; named to Alabama Academy Distinguished Authors, 1983, Clarence Cason Lifetime award for nonfiction writing, 2002, Hugo Black award for service to Alabama and nation; named Alabama Professor of Year, Council for Advancement and Support of Education; named to Communications Hall of Fame, University Alabama, 2005.


Flynt, James Wayne was born on October 4, 1940 in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. Son of James Homer and Mae Ellis (Moore) R.


AB, Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1961. Master of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1965.


From assistant professor to professor, Samford U., Birmingham, 1965-1977; professor, head department, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1977-1985; Hollifield professor, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1985-1990; Distinguished University professor, Auburn (Alabama) U., since 1990.


  • He has won numerous teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. In 2002, the University of Alabama journalism department named him as the winner of the Clarence Cason Writing Award, given to an author writing about or closely identified with the state of Alabama.


As a people whose forbears came together in response to intolerance, Baptistsshould cherish freedom and pursue it for millions around the world.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Senior policy advisor Alabama Democratic Party Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: handball, basketball, fishing.


Married Dorothy Ann Smith, August 20, 1961. Children: David Wayne, Sean Allen.

James Homer R.

Mae Ellis (Moore) R.

Dorothy Ann Smith

David Wayne Flynt

Sean Allen Flynt