Andrew Manis

Historian, Person

1954 –


Who is Andrew Manis?

Andrew Michael Manis is a historian, author, and professor at Macon State College, in Macon, Georgia.

An ordained Baptist minister, Manis was educated at Samford University and at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. in American Church History in 1984. He also studied briefly at the University of Chicago Divinity School. From 1985 to 1988, he was the first Protestant scholar to teach in the Theology Department at Xavier University of Louisiana, and prior to teaching at Macon State College, he taught at Averett University in Danville, Virginia.

Dr. Andrew Manis is an award-winning historian whose research focuses on the role of religion in American life, with particular attention placed on the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Manis recently received the Lillian Smith Book Award from the Southern Regional Council for his book, A Fire You Can't Put Out. The book, a biography of civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, was also nominated for the Robert F. Kennedy Prize, and was runner-up for the 2001Louisville Grawemeyer Award for books in religion. Dr.

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Feb 23, 1954
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