Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:42am
Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, the holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former confederacy. Though President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, it took a while for the news to get to Texas. More…
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:07am
50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assasinated on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. His legacy continues to run deep, his shadow cast long, on American struggles with race, poverty, inequality and injustice. Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies Ed Pavlic offers this meditation on The Forgotten Economic Vision of Martin Luther King: King’s position in history signals part of the…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Dean Rusk Hall, Anthropology, Department of History, Plastic
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:27pm
UGA and the Franklin College welcome award-winning journalist and alumna Charlyne Hunter-Gault back to campus to deliver the 2018 Hunter-Holmes Lecture on Thursday Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel: in 1961, [Hunter-Gault] became the first African-American woman to enroll at the University of Georgia, as well as one of the first two African-American students to integrate the school. After graduating, Hunter-Gault became an esteemed, award-winning…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:45am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Events began on Feb. 1 and Black History Month Kickoff is at noon on Monday Feb. 5 at Tate Plaza. An extraordinary breadth of lectures, performances, screenings and discussions featuring our students as well as guests to campus punctuate the celebrations all month long. The complete listing of events…
Tags: Shakespeare, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall, Campus Transit Facility, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, academy awards, competition, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:56pm
Observances of the holiday commemorating the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday January 15 take on a sepcial significance in 2018, which will be 50th anniversary of his assassination in April, 1968. This important day of service across the United States to celebrate nonviolent activism in support of civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement is one of reflection, engagement, assessment and action in the name of a great American hero.…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Outstanding advisor, Dance Building, Dean Rusk Hall, Westpheling, History, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Europe
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:42am
That title is a mouthful, but the Lamar Dodd School of Art presents a special exhibition on January 31, Some Points, new photography by this year's Post MFA Faculty Fellow Rachel Cox. The Post-MFA Photography Fellow is a one-year teaching and research position targeted to bring recent MFA graduates, their ideas and perspectives, into the dialogue of the programs of the school of art. The fellow teaches two classes each semester and conducts…
Tags: Denmark Hall, civil rights