Anne Firor Scott
Award Name : National Humanities Medal
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Humanitarianism
Location : Montezuma, Georgia, United States
Anne Firor Scott (born April 24, 1921 in Montezuma, Georgia) is an American historian. In 1941 she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia.She earned a master's degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1944, and a PhD from Radcliffe College in 1949.She had temporary teaching appointments at Haverford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 1961 became assistant professor of history at Duke University, where she stayed until her retirement in 1991.In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson appointed her to the Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women.In 2014,she received the National Humanities Medal award.