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Pamela Foster, M.S.J.

Pamela E. Foster, M.S.J., is a Ph.D. teaching/research assistant in the Georgia State University Communication Department. She has won numerous awards and fellowships for her scholarship on intergenerational black family stories, antebellum Southern plantations, black people’s early country music participation, and early black higher education. She is the author of four books, including a church history, a family heritage, and My Country: The African Diaspora’s Country Music Heritage, the first history of black people and country music. She has served AAHGS in numerous capacities since 2005, including board member, Nashville chapter co-founder, and Nashville chapter president.