CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Murray State University Department of History will host the twelfth annual Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr. Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at MSU’s Curris Center Ballroom.
The banquet is held each year to honor the memory of Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr. who served on the history department faculty for over thirty years and spent ten of those years as chair of the department. Dr. Hammack was also a pioneer in the field of oral history and the author of "Kentucky and the Second American Revolution: The War of 1812." Proceeds from the banquet go toward endowment of the James W. Hammack Scholarship Fund, which supports history graduate education at MSU.
Murray State Professor J. Duane Bolin will deliver the banquet’s keynote address, “‘The Woman Who Helped Blind Children See’: Linda Neville and the Struggle to Eliminate Blindness in Kentucky.”