Lectures at Lovett
We are excited to welcome the following speakers to campus. Many of these events are open to the public, so please plan to join us!
Co-Sponsor: Buckhead Heritage Society
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Did you know that the land that is today's Buckhead was once the edge of two great Indian Nations: the Creek and the Cherokee? Dr. David Crass, Historic Preservation Division Director at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and noted Native American historian, will discuss Buckhead's place in the cultures of both the Creek and the Cherokee - exploring how these tribes interacted, the effects of settlers on their cultures, and ultimately their demise/removal through the land lottery system and the Indian Removal Act.
Date: April 9
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrix-Chenault Theater.
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. He has returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement(2013). His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape. His cover story for the October 2011 issue of The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” touched off continuing national debate. Aside from writing, Taylor speaks before a wide variety of audiences. He began his career as a magazine journalist for The Washington Monthly in 1970, moving later to Harper’s and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.