Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the department of history at Auburn University, is  one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. His latest book, published in 2017, is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee. He has also published his memoir Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, in which he writes about his experiences in the Civil Rights movement.

Sheffield Hale is president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. 

The event is presented by the Willson Center, the University of Georgia Press, and the University of Georgia Libraries.