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!

1 comment:

  1. I became quite interested in this article and sorry I could not attend this presentation. Have always wanted to know about my great grandmother's dad, Alfred Richardson, as the story my grandmother told me about Alfred and her mother, Ellla, seemed unreal to me as a child. I have purchased the book through Amazon and received it yesterday. I commend Dr. Hester for taking the interest and time to write such a book and will buy more of these books for some of Alfred's great, great, great grandchildren as gifts. I am now 64 and a little more at peace knowing more about the Richardson family-my family, even though I only knew Ella's daugthers and a few of their cousins Am hoping one day to visit Athens and the Gospel Cemetary.