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29 March 2007

Dr. Hardy Jackson to Speak on "Alabama Waterways" at Rotary International Convention

Dr. Hardy Jackson

Dr. Hardy Jackson is one of the featured presenters scheduled to address the topic of "Alabama Waterways" at the Rotary International District 6860 Conference to be held in Pell City, May 3-6. Dr. Jackson is a noted historian, author and columnist.

Located in the northern half of Alabama—from Georgia to Mississippi, and from Tennessee to Alexander City—District 6860 is home to 56 Rotary Clubs and more than 4,000 Rotarians. The District 6860 Conference is designed to provide essential and current information to prepare Rotarians to have an effective and successful year.  They have the opportunity to hear addresses by top Rotary leaders and motivational speakers, attend small group discussion sessions and roundtables on various topics lead by knowledgeable and experienced discussion leaders, and network and exchange ideas with other Rotarians.

Hardy Jackson grew up in Grove Hill, Alabama, went to school around the South, taught at colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and is currently the Professor and Head of the Department of History and Foreign Languages, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. A graduate of Birmingham Southern College (B.A., 1965), the University of Alabama (M.A., 1966) and the University of Georgia (Ph.D., 1973), he is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 11 books on various aspects of Southern history, most recently Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State. He serves on the Editorial board of the Anniston Star and writes editorials and a weekly column for the paper.

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