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Black History Bowl Celebration and Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series

  • March 3, 2018
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • 195 W. Washington St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 247-6777
  • Price: FREE. Ticket Required.

The Athens Area Black History Committee presents The 2018 Black History Bowl Celebration and Michael L. Thurmond Lecture Series. Celebrating Athens Area Black History Bowl’s sixth anniversary with lecture, youth performance, music, and local history-makers recognition.

Lecturer: University of Virginia professor Derrick P. Alridge, author of the book The Educational Thought of W.E.B. DuBois: An Intellectual History and a member of UVA's "Commission on Slavery and the University."

In addition to Dr. Alridge, guests include local author/historian Michael L. Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County; his latest book, Freedom: Georgia's Antislavery Heritage, 1733-1863, was awarded the Georgia Historical Society’s Lilla Hawes Award. The Georgia Center for the Book listed Freedom as one of The 25 Books All Georgians Should Read.

Co-sponsors: The University of Georgia History Department; Athens Mayor Nancy Denson, Radio Station WXAG 92.7FM/1470AM, Denny and Peggy Galis, Dr. Willie and Tommie Farmer, Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Athens Land Trust, Harriett Green Church, Athens interest group of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and UGA’s Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights.

For tickets please contact Fred Smith at 706-247-6777 or aabhbowl@gmail.com.

Morton Theatre
195 W. Washington St.