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The University of West Florida invites you to Experience UWF Downtown with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jefferson Cowie on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the REX Theatre in downtown Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mr. Cowie at 6 p.m. The event will conclude with a Q&A. Cowie's book, Freedom's Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power, will be available for purchase and signing.


Jefferson Cowie, the James G. Stahlman Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University, is an accomplished scholar and author whose work has received numerous awards and recognitions for shedding light on the complex intersections of American politics, labor, and society. In 2023, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book, Freedom's Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power. The book covers local fights against the federal government that support a version of American freedom that allows for oppression.


In addition to his academic work, Cowie's writing has been featured in a variety of popular outlets such as the New York Times, TIME magazine, and Foreign Affairs. Join us for an insightful discussion with Cowie as he shares his expertise on American history and politics.


This installment of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of English, the John C. Pace Symposium Series, and the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club.

ADA Statement: Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations is requested to advise UWF by contacting Human Resources at 850.474.2694 or 850.857.6158 (TTY) at least two business days prior to the event. For more information or to submit a request, visit the Public Event Accommodations page or email


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