Family Day: Drinkable Water in Georgia

Drop in to learn about the wonders of water and why it is so important! We invite families to learn more about drinkable water in Georgia by exploring our interactive exhibit room, making crafts, and playing games. This free, in-person event will be at the Special Collections Libraries building from 1-4 pm on Saturday, August 28th. Join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, and hands-on activities! This event is free and open to the public.

This event is made possible with support from the Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

Lillian Smith Book Awards

Join us for the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually on September 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/The Georgia Center for the Book, and Piedmont College.

The LSBA committee is proud to award the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Award to:

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

Virtual Book Discussion Seen/Unseen: Hidden Lives in a Community of Enslaved Georgians

Seen/Unseen is a portrait of the complex network that created, held, and sustained a community of the enslaved. It documents the people kept in bondage by the Cobb-Lamar family, one of the wealthiest and most politically prominent families in antebellum America, labored in households and on plantations that spanned Georgia. Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson, and Randy L.

Peabody Transcriptathon

Funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) has supported the digitization of 4,000 hours of public media in the Peabody Awards Collection. These programs are being made accessible through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Brown Media is asking your help to expand access to these historic programs by helping correct computer generated transcripts. AAPB transcriptathons enlist a virtual community of volunteer transcribers who help to correct the simple errors made in speech-to-text transcripts.

Virtual Exhibit Tour: Making Space

In 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first Black students to enroll at the University of Georgia. Facing down adversity, they succeeded in desegregating the campus and winning a battle in the broader struggle for civil rights. However, the process of integration and building a more inclusive university continues today.

Virtual Film Screening: Councilwoman

Join the Institute for Women's Studies in celebrating Women's History Month with a virtual screening of Councilwoman. The film will be available to stream from Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2, 2021. For more information, contact Terri at TLHAT@uga.edu.

This event series is sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.