Wayne Flynt

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Flynt in February 2010

James Wayne Flynt (born October 4, 1940) is an American educator, editor and historian. He was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University.[1] He has won many teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years.

His research focuses on Southern culture, Alabama politics, Southern religion, education reform, and poverty. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama.

He was a longtime friend of Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird[2][3] and gave the eulogy at her funeral.[4]

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  1. "Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Department of History". wp.auburn.edu. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. "'Harper Lee's Gospel': Wayne Flynt calls friend Nelle 'great prophet of justice'". AL.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. "Harper Lee 'chortled' over 'Watchman' reviews, Wayne Flynt says". AL.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. "Private funeral service held for Harper Lee in Alabama". ABC News. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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