Monday, January 25, 2010

On Tap this Week

Lots of programs are on tap at the Russell Library in the coming weeks. With that in mind, for the next few weeks i'll post a weekly schedule of events here on the blog each Monday morning...

Thursday, January 28th, 2-3PM, Russell Library Auditorium
No Stone Unturned: An Informal Conversation about the Research Process.
Doug Blackmon, acclaimed journalist and Pulitzer-Prize winner, discusses researching his recent book, Slavery by Another Name, The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II. Seating is limited for this event. To reserve your spot call 706-542-5766 or email

Thursday, January 28th, 4:30-6:30PM, 3rd floor Reading Room, Miller Learning Center

“A Persistent Past—Reckoning With Racial History in the Era of Obama”:
Douglas Blackmon Lecture, Reception, Book Signing. Douglas A. Blackmon, Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will draw upon his work as journalist and scholar and his experience as a southerner for this lecture. Reception and book signing follow. Sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library, University Libraries, the Civil Rights Digital Library, the Institute for African American Studies, the History Department and the Office of Institutional Diversity

Friday, January 29th, 12-1PM, Russell Library Auditorium
Film Screening: "Hoxie - The First Stand" (2003) The story of a small Arkansas town whose school board voluntarily integrated its schools in the summer of 1955. Part of the Measuring Deliberate Speed: School Desegregation Brown Bag Film and Discussion Series. The screening and discussion is free and open to all.

For more information on any of the programs listed above, please call (706) 542-5788 or email Hope to see you all there!

Post by Jan Levinson, Assistant Outreach Archivist, Russell Library

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