Chad Williams: the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I

Chad Williams will give a talk on the wartime experience of African American soldiers in World War I and the rise of the New Negro as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center.

Chad Williams is associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. He is the author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era.

Friends of Gospel Pilgrim Information Session: New UGA Student Service Organization

Please join us for information on a new UGA service organization, "friends of Gospel Pilgrim. Friends of Gospel Pilgrim is committed to service work to help restore and cleanup local historical African American cemeteries. The university community is invited to attend. All majors, students, staff and faculty are welcome.

PIZZA will be served!

Service Day - Friends of Gospel Pilgrim

Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, is hosting a service day at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery this Saturday, August 26th, from 9-12. Gospel Pilgrim is a historic African American cemetery in Athens in need of care and maintenance. Please come on out and help us preserve this piece of Athens' history!

For more information about the service day and to let us know you are coming please check out our FaceBook event.

History Pop-Up at the Russell Special Collections Library

Dr. Steve Soper’s HIST 3775 students will end the term with a pop-up exhibit at the Russell special collections building, on the subject of "Crime and Punishment in Georgia: 20th-Century Prisons and Convict Life." Among the items that will be on display are photographs of convict laborers beginning construction of Sanford Stadium in the 1920s and a crocheted replica of a prison cell made by an inmate on death row in the 1990s.

Take a break from finals to stop by this intriguing and well-done student exhibit!

1 - 3 pm Wednesday

Free Admission

The Lee Roy B. Giles Award Gallery Talk

Please join us for a Gallery Talk In Celebration of the 2017 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award Winners.

.  Following the ceremony we will be taking a curator tour of the exhibition "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection."

This year history doctoral student James Wall has been selected as the graduate student winner of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award.


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