Current Volume: Volume 10 (2021)

Tenor of Our Times is an annual journal publishing the work of current and past Harding students on historical and social science topics. The journal title originates with former History and Social Science department chairman, Raymond Muncy, who often said, "Historians reflect the tenor of their times." As a student-managed publication supported by a faculty editorial board, Tenor is designed to encourage undergraduate scholarship in understanding the past and present. The journal also includes the names and paper titles of the winners of the Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship from the previous academic year.


Editor's Note
Jacob Taylor

Section 1: COVID Journals

Section 2: Harding and Civil Rights

Section 3: In Memoriam


Alex Trebek
Tiffany Yecke Brooks


Kobe and Curly
John Richard Duke


Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Morgan Proffitt


Hank Aaron
Eric Gross


Christine de Pizan
Aurora B. Brown


The Raymond L. Muncy Scholarship is a one-time financial award for those undergraduate students at Harding University majoring in History who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, research, and Christian character. The scholarship was created to honor the late Raymond L. Muncy, chairman of the Department of History and Social Sciences from 1965-1993. His teaching, mentoring, and scholarship modeled the best in Christian education. Applied toward tuition, the award is granted over the span of a single academic year and is presented annually at the Department of History and Political Science Banquet.

For the 2020-21 school year, the committee only received one application for the Muncy scholarship. While the applicant was indeed worthy, he was not eligible because of other scholarships.