The Department of History

mourns its colleague of over forty years,

Professor Joseph A. Nigota,

who died in Mobile on Friday, February 20, 2009



Si monumentum requiris, circumspice



Circa 1980

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April 2005

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From the New York Times, November 22, 1947

(Joseph Nigota, age 7, on the far left)

Courtesy of Lewis Rubman




Online tributes to Professor Nigota known to us so far include:


Joseph Nigota, 1940-2009: Three Remembrances (with a place to add comments)

USA Remembers History Professor of 40 Years” in the Vanguard (University of South Alabama student newspaper, March 2, 2009)

Nicholas Martin’s Blog, February 22, 2009

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