Donna M. Davis, Ph.D., professor at the UMKC School of Education and S. Marie McCarther, Ed.D., associate professor at the UMKC School of Education, who respectively serve as editor and associate editor of the American Educational History Journal, presented the Article of the Year Award to Melandie McGee at the annual meeting of the Organization of Educational Historians in Chicago on September 30.
The awards presentation was the culmination of a year of editorial work for Drs. Davis and McCarther. They directed the production of the 43rd Volume of American Educational History Journal, a peer-reviewed journal of the Organization of Educational Historians, and selected the annual award winner from among a stellar collection of historical projects.
McGee’s article was entitled, “The Forgotten Slayings: Memory, History, and Institutional Response to the Jackson State University Shootings of 1970,” and outlined how higher education institutions in the United States responded to a shooting at an Historically Black College (Jackson State) a mere two weeks after the Kent State tragedy. McGee’s parents traveled by car from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to be present at the ceremony.
McGee is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Plans for Volume 44 of the Journal are underway and Davis and McCarther anticipate receiving a record number of manuscript submissions. For more information about the Journal or the Organization of Educational Historians, visit: http://www.edhistorians.org/.