Service Day at Gospel Pilgrim

Friends of Gospel Pilgrim, a UGA student service organization, is hosting a service day at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery Saturday from 12-3pm.

Gospel Pilgrim is a historic African American cemetery in Athens in need of care and maintenance. 

Parking can be found at the Springfield Baptist Church just up the street from the cemetery. Tools and water will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own tools or gloves that you think might be helpful!

UGA Alumni Angela Elder is the C. Vann Woodward Award Winner for 2017

Southern Historical Association
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Press Release:

Southern Historical Association announces C. Vann Woodward Award Winner for 2017

Athens, GA: The Southern Historical Association (SHA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize: Angela Esco Elder, author of “Married to the Confederacy: The Emotional Politics of Confederate Widowhood,” written under the direction of Stephen Berry at the University of Georgia.

History Department faculty/staff and graduate student social

Please see your emailed invitation for details: History department graduate students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the second History Department Graduate Student, Faculty, and Staff Mixer at the home of Cindy Hahamovitch and Scott R. Nelson. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This is a private event. Invited guests only.

Questions? Please contact Reinaldo Román at hiscoord@uga.edu.

The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”

Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” 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: 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.

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