UGA takes lead on celebrations of Black History Month events in Athens

 

HILARY BUTSCHEK for Online Athens

……Another guest on campus for the month-long series of events is photographer Billy Weeks. Weeks, who won the Gordon Parks International Photography award twice, will talk about his idol Parks.

Photos taken by Parks are on display in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Gallery. The exhibit focuses on his photo essay for Life magazine in 1956 that illustrates segregation in the South. Weeks speaks at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Also at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, to begin the month of events, the film “Hate: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Racism” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about the film’s theme of hatred toward ethnic groups…

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UGA takes lead on celebrations of Black History Month in Athens

 

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