Candace Cunningham is working on her history Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina where she won the Robert H. Weinfeld Essay Prize (2011) and is a Fellow in the African American Professors Program (2011-present). Her dissertation focuses on South Carolina’s Long Civil Rights Movement, and she has presented her research at multiple historical conferences.
Before graduate school, Ms. Cunningham lived in Nashville, Tennessee where she obtained her B.A. at Tennessee State University. Upon graduation, she worked for Governor Phil Bredesen.