Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series Presents: Derrick P. Alridge

The Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series, in celebration of Black History, presents guest lecturer Derrick P. Alridge, from the University of Virginia. Alridge is the author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Dubois, and member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery." He is also the founder and director of Teachers in the Movement.

Special Honorees include: former Athens Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, and Chief Magistrate Patricia Barron.

Phi Kappa Literary Society Debate: on Confederate Monuments

In light of Black History Month, the Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us to debate the resolution: 'BIHR: The relocation of the Confederate Monument on Broad Street is beneficial to the Athens Clarke County community.' The Phi Kappa Literary Society is the second oldest Greek-lettered collegiate society in North America as well as part of the oldest collegiate rivalry in the United States.

Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Holmes-Hunter Lecture focuses on race relations, civil rights and education and has been held annually since 1985.

 

Black History Month Book Club II : "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Moderator: Kate Dahlstrand.

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