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S. Bass

Dr. S. Jonathan Bass


University Historian


  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee

Fields: Recent America and South, Civil Rights, Alabama, Legal History


Fairfield, Ala., native S. Jonathan Bass holds a B.S., M.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He joined Samford's faculty in 1997. His book, "Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight white religious leaders and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. 

Contact Information

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

History Department

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Office: DBH 103A

Phone: (205) 726-4133

Fax: (205) 726-4038