Candace Cunningham

Candace Cunningham

Brown Fellow in Public History

Dr. Candace Cunningham is a Brown Fellow in Public History at Stetson University. She was previously a history professor at the University of South Carolina where she taught in the Opportunity Scholars Program.

  • PhD, University of South Carolina
  • MA, University of South Carolina
  • BA, Tennessee State University

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Course Sampling

  • Public History
  • Oral History

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights Movement
  • History of Education
  • History of the U.S. South
  • Women & Gender Studies

Biography

Dr. Candace Cunningham is a Brown Fellow in Public History at Stetson University. She was previously a history professor at the University of South Carolina where she taught in the Opportunity Scholars Program. She earned her MA and PhD from USC where she won the Robert H. Wienefeld Essay Prize and was a Fellow in the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program. She is passionate about community collaborations and has worked on several public history projects including Columbia SC 63, the USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and Historic Columbia.

Research

  • 20th-century African American experience
  • Civil Rights
  • Education
  • Gender
  • The South

Publications

  • "From Racial Uplift to Protest Politics: South Carolina's Teacher Salary Equalization Campaign," February, 2017, The Columbia Star.
  • "A Historiography of African American Schoolteachers," 2013 African American Professors Program annual monograph.