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Larry Eugene Rivers

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Dr. Larry E. Rivers was born in the Philadelphia suburb of Sharon Hill, he graduated from The Fort Valley State College (now University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in social science education before pursuing a master’s degree in history at Villanova University. Carnegie-Mellon University awarded the academician a doctor of arts degree in history and curriculum development in 1977, and the University of London added a doctor of philosophy in history degree in 2002.
or more than twenty years, Dr. Rivers taught history at Florida A & M University, ultimately receiving the rank of “distinguished university professor,” one of only two on campus. Meanwhile, he held a series of administrative appointments leading to his selection in 2002 as dean of the FAMU College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Rivers’ Slavery In Florida, Territorial Days to Emancipation, published in 2000, garnered six awards.  He co-authored two volumes - Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord:  The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida and For a Great and Grand Purpose:  The Beginnings of the AMEZ Church in Florida - that have received scholarly acclaim.  President Rivers has co-edited another three volumes - The Varieties of Women’s Experiences: Southern Women in the Post-Civil War Century, John Willis Menard: Lays In Summer Lands and The African American Experience.

He is married with to sons.

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