The stories of ordinary children who faced extraordinary circumstances can inspire children today to fight discrimination and intolerance. The Power of Children: Making a Difference, a new exhibition opening April 6th at Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies explores the lives of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White and their impact in making a positive difference in the world.
Special Collections News
Congratulations to our folks who recently received National Endowment for the Humanities grants.
We were delighted to learn that the UGA Press and its partners (including Hargrett and DLG) will receive an NEH/Mellon Open Book Grant for the Georgia Open History Library. This project, in anticipation of the 250th anniversary of the United States, will allow for the digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 50 titles on the history of Georgia.
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will receive funds for the exhibit "NEH on the Road: Power of Children."
This April the Richard B. Russell Library invites attendees to dive into several topical, hot-button political issues during its annual Civic Knowledge, Civic Power series. This program seeks to bolster civic knowledge on campus and in the community by highlighting the critical role Congress plays in American politics and government. The series features short lectures and informal discussions led by faculty members from the UGA Department of Political Science as well as a keynote lecture delivered by Boston College Professor of History Dr. Heather Cox Richardson.
Eunice L. Mixon, one of the most colorful characters in Georgia political history, passed away on November 22. She was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Tifton. “Miss Eunice,” a mainstay of civic life and Georgia politics for more than four decades, was 87 years old.
Although Mixon neither ran for nor held elective office herself, she backed and boosted the campaigns of many who did—usually while attired in pink and sporting a matching parasol. A ubiquitous presence in Georgia Democratic circles since the 1970s, she began working locally on behalf of Democratic candidates before becoming more involved at the statewide level. In that role, Mixon epitomized the sort of grassroots, retail politics familiar at the time.
Lonnie King, an Arlington, Georgia, native and co-founder of the Atlanta Student Movement died early this morning (Tuesday, March 5, 2019). He was 82 years old.
The UGA campus will not have internet for most of the day on Saturday, March 9th.
At the Special Collections Libraries, this means we will not be able to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact us email@example.com or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.
For the other campus Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.
UGA will conduct network maintenance during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.
For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.
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In 2019 Sesame Street, the longest running children’s show in television history, celebrates 50 years of educating and entertaining kids. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection celebrates the achievement this spring with a new exhibit highlighting this familiar address, along with other shows that pioneered excellence in children’s programming.
The documentary Mary Frances Early: The Quiet Trailblazer will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Tate Student Center Theater. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., followed by the documentary at 6 p.m.
There is no cost to attend, but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket: https:// bit.ly/ 2CkXz48
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