On Thursday, November 19th, alumni, parents, and friends joined the UVA Club of Savannah and Georgia Historical Society for a conversation with Professor Kevin Gaines, the Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice, with a joint appointment in the Corcoran Department of History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies. He spoke on the Civil Rights Movement in America during the height of the Cold War, with the fight against Communism as a backdrop. Professor Gaines is the author of Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture During the Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).
The discussion was led by Dr. Stan Deaton, the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society.
Presentation co-sponsored by the UVA Club of Savannah and Georgia Historical Society. Founded in 1839 with the mission to collect, examine, and teach Georgia and American history, the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. To learn more about the Georgia Historical Society, please visit here. To learn more about the Georgia History Festival, please visit here.