Thursday, January 13, 2011
Dr. Al Hester to Discuss the "Enduring Legacy" of Madison Davis and Alfred Richardson
On this day, we would like to invite you to hear Dr. Al Hester speak about his new book, Enduring Legacy: Clarke County, Georgia's Ex-Slave Legislators, Madison Davis and Alfred Richardson on Sunday, January 16th, 2011, at 3pm in the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium.
Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1868, Madison Davis and Alfred Richardson faced hostility, intimidation, and physical attacks as they represented Clarke County in the years following the Civil War. Dr. Hester, a retired journalism professor from the University of Georgia, has researched and written about African-American history in Athens.
Following the program, there will be light refreshments and a book signing with the author. Copies of the book will be available for sale. This program is co-sponsored by the Athens Historical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room.
The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. It is sure to be a fascinating discussion, and we hope to see you there!