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The Abbeville Institute is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to exploring what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition. 

Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition

The Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition, now in its tenth year, is open to all full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at the time of essay submission in any field of study at a college or university in North America.

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We invite you to join the institue in upcoming summer school sessions and conferences to learn more about Southern tradition.

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The Abbeville Academy

Our academy serves as the academic counterweight to the mainstream interpretation of Southern history and culture. Enroll free of charge!

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About the Abbeville Institute

The Abbeville Institute was founded in 2002 in an effort to preserve the history and culture of the American South. Our efforts are to view the South’s history through an academic lens to help others understand the rich traditions and culture that was born here. 

The Institute is operated by a group of scholars from the American South who have dedicate their studies and research to the cause. Our goal is to never rewrite history or erase the past, but to remove the negative stereotype that hangs over the South.

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