J. Mills Thornton
J. Mills Thornton III is author of Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma and Politics and Power in a Slave Society: Alabama, 1800–1860, which was awarded the John H. Dunning Prize by the American Historical Association in 1978. He is also professor emeritus of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.